Cover of the 2 March 2005 issue
|Owner(s)||Styria Media Group|
|Founded||2 March 2005|
24sata is the youngest daily newspaper in Croatia. It was launched by Styria Medien AG, an Austrian media group, in March 2005. Its first editor-in-chief, Matija Babić, announced that the new newspaper would target "young, urban and modern" audiences. It is currently sold at a price of 5 kn (about $0.90).
However, the first issue of 24sata seemed to be nothing more than the first Croatian daily tabloid newspaper. However, within 6 months it managed to firmly establish its position as the third daily newspaper in Croatia in terms of circulation (after Večernji list and Jutarnji list). This success was due partly to the attractive price.
After Matija Babić was removed from the post of editor-in-chief on July 5, 2005, Boris Trupčević became the new editor in chief. Before he joined 24 sata he was publisher of Sanoma Magazines in Croatia.
Awards and recognition
- In September 2005 24sata was described as "the most innovative daily newspaper concept" by Tyler Brûlé, a noted designer and Financial Times columnist, in his Fast Lane Media Awards column.
- In November 2005 the successful launch of 24sata was showcased at the World Association of Newspapers conference held in Athens
- In January 2006 24sata was presented with the Award of Excellence at the seventh European Newspaper Awards in the category for best national newspaper front page design.
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (August 2009)|
- "Večernjak u minusu, Jutarnji i 24 sata u plusu". tportal.hr (in Croatian). 2 August 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- Official website (Croatian)