Jacek Utko argues that there is no convincing reason why newspapers should survive – but that good design might be able to transform them into something more successful. In addition to numerous awards, Utko’s fearless use of white space, bold color, and dramatic imagery has won significant increases in readership (up to 100%) for several Eastern European newspapers.
A real newspaper redesign involves more than changing the layout. The layout is essential, but by no means the only element. First we define the goal, later the necessary content-changes, and only then do we get to design. Because design is a mirror of the content and strategy.
View the video of his TED talk, including many examples of his work, below the fold.