Saturday, March 11, 2006

Novi List, Rijeka, Croatia

The old printing press in the Novi List reception

For 15 years, Novi List, a regional daily newspaper in Rijeka, Croatia, was produced using the Soviet-built press pictured above. Now the old press sits in the Novi List reception as a relic of the past and the company has a state-of-the-art printing operation churning out the daily print run and a packed portfolio of supplements and magazines.

Old printing press detail

Novi List is 106 years old and moved to a seven day a week production cycle in 1988 when it introduced the popular Sunday edition. It’s estimated that 90% of the Rijeka population read the paper each day.

The view from the Novi List newsroom

General manager, Zoran Borčić, was our host as Patrice Schneider and I spent four days helping with ideas for future development of the business.

is a great place. A small city with great views out to the islands to the west and to the mountains to the east.

Client: Novi List
Media Development Organisation: MDLF