Jul. 24th In Colorado newspapers following up on major breaking news
TAKEAWAY: It is a national and international story, but for Colorado newspapers, it is very local and very regional: we take a look at how newspapers in that state cover the theater massacre that left 12 dead and dozens injured. PLUS: Pages we like—Gulf News of Dubai sampling
A story that is likely to stay on front page for a long time
I am following with interest how the newspapers in the state of Colorado cover follow ups of what has to be the most significant news event of the year in that part of the country, the massacre that occurred last Friday when a man walked into a crowded theater and started shooting, killing 12 persons and injuring more than 50.
While some of the newspapers you see here lead with follow ups of the story on their front pages, others have started to lead with other stories, but keeping the massacre story as a secondary element on page one.
Here are some of those front pages. When a major story like this breaks, people turn to the media for information, and answers. Newspapers in Colorado seem to be doing a good job of keeping their readers informed.
Follow up story: Gulf News
The logo changes colors, from a selected color palette
The lead story on Page One is developed on Pages 2-3 spread
Opening of a section inside: Europe
Sports full open page
Newsy inside double page spread, showing the various story structures created for Gulf News
3D graphic by Hugo A. Sanchez, of Gulf News team. For more on Gulf News’ Olympic graphics: http://garciamedia.com/blog/articles/why_reading_the_new_york_times_on_the_ipad_gives_me_print_envy/
We revisit Gulf News of the UAE today, with some sample pages that show how the newspaper design editorial and design team continues to make progress and to evolve nicely with their new Berliner format.
As readers of the blog know, Gulf News switched from broadsheet to Berliner format last July 1.
Editor in chief Abdul Hamid Ahmad writes me that “the team is doing some great stuff, especially with inside pages, and I want you to take a look.“
Well, we have, and we like what we see.
Those pages have texture, plenty of stories (see double page spread), and I think those Olympic graphics in 3D are special.
The best part: Abdul Hamid reports that the readers continue to love their new Gulf News in the easier to carry format.
Design director for Gulf News is Miguel Gomez.
Previous blog posts on Gulf News switching to Berliner
Creating the design concept for the new Berliner Gulf News
Here is your new Gulf News Berliner format, new look
Report from Dubai 2: Gulf News prepares for Berliner, tablet progress
Report from Dubai: Gulf News prepares to switch to Berliner format
Stacking up those US newspapers
It is breakfast time in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a chance to see how the daily newspapers are positioned in the executive lounge of my hotel here: the local The Charlotte Observer, and the national papers USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.. I am happy to say that two of those titles, I have had the honor of having being involved with.
All three of the papers do heavy duty promotion at the top of the page. USA Today goes visual and wild with the London Olympics, while The Wall Street Journal surprises with a single, six column promo over the nameplate: Don’t Do What We Did: The Divorcé‘s Guide to Marriage.
I should point out that there was also The New York Times when I first arrived in the lounge but all copies were snatched and gone by the time I got my coffee and yoghurt.
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Posted by Dr. Mario R. Garcia on July 24, 2012
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