Cover of the 2 March 2005 issue
|Owner(s)||Styria Media Group|
|Founded||2 March 2005|
History and profile
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.
The first issue of 24sata seemed to be nothing more than the first Croatian daily tabloid newspaper in terms of both its content and format. However, within six months after its launch the paper 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 5 July 2005, Boris Trupčević became the new editor in chief. Before he joined 24sata he was the publisher of Sanoma Magazines in Croatia. He was succeeded by Renato Ivanuš, and as of 2015. editor-in-chief is Goran Gavranović.
24sata had a circulation of 116,000 copies in 2013.
The online version was launched at the same time as the print edition. It became the most visited website in Croatia in 2012. Online version has a Mobile Website, as well as iOS, Android (operating system) and Windows phone applications.
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.
- In 2009, 24sata was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year in the category of Judges’ Special Recognition by the European Newspapers Congress.
- In October 2012, the paper was given the Best Use of Facebook Award at the XMA Cross Media Awards held in Frankfurt, Germany.
- In 2014. INMA awarded 24sata with second place in categoriy Best Idea To Grow Digital Audience or Engagement 
- Singer, Jane B.; Domingo, David; Heinonen, Ari; Hermida, Alfred; Paulussen, Steve; Quandt, Thorsten; Reich, Zvi; Vujnovic, Marina (21 March 2011). Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers. John Wiley & Sons. p. 198. ISBN 978-1-4443-4072-3. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- "24sata Most Visited News Portal In Croatia". Croatia Week. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- Helena Popović et. al (29 October 2010). "The case of Croatia". Media policies and regulatory practices in a selected set of European countries, the EU and the Council of Europe (PDF). Athens: The Mediadem Consortium. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "A new colorful daily in Croatia: ready for the "digital-age reader"". Garcia Media. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- "Smjene u uredništvu 24sata, Poslovni dnevnik ide Večernjem listu" (in Croatian). 18 December 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "HND newsletter" (in Croatian). February 2013. Archived from the original on January 2, 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "Mobilne aplikacije" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "Eleventh European Newspaper Award:Main prize winners from Sweden, Germany, Portugal and Croatia". Publicitas. 15 November 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- "24sata grows digital engagement". Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- Official website (Croatian)