The Mario Blog
08.23.2017—1am
It was the day Americans looked up!

When Americans looked at the sky Monday, Aug. 21, for the Eclipse of the Century, coverage was vast and wide. The morning after, front page after front page in small and big cities across the United States could not get enough of the spectacular photos. Here are some!

It was awesome, spectacular, one of a kind experience.  From Salem, Oregon to Columbia, South Carolina, the solar eclipse actually made Americans stopped what they were doing to simply stare into the sun (with protective sunglasses, of course). Coverage was extensive across all media platforms, as I reported yesterday in the blog.

I like what I see here in these front pages, courtesy of Newseum: Designers of these pages probably had carte blanche from their editors to go big with the photos.  Many blended the newspaper’s logo with the spectacular photography.  In some cases, people photos, the crowds staring up, were played bigger than the eclipse photos.  Headlines tended to be big, bold, in capital letters, and many times only one word: Spectacular.

More than an awesome show of mother nature’s wonders and precision, the solar eclipse united a nation that seems to be quite divided. USA Today meditated on the subject here.

Many front pages turned into posters for posterity

 

Take a look at this sampling. Some should be collectors’ items.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Digital Media North America

http://events.wan-ifra.org/events/digital-media-north-america-2017

 

 

This two-day event, organized jointly by WAN-IFRA and the News Media Alliance (NMA), will provide a unique opportunity for North American news media executives to hear and discuss digital revenue strategy from the world’s most advanced media companies.

I will be one of the speakers for this conference in New York City.

Digital Media Awards (Deadline for entries: Aug. 23)

TOMORROW IS LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR THE JUDGING:

https://www.wan-ifra.org/registration/north-american-digital-media-awards-2017?nid=1683

I am honored to be on the jury for this WAN IFRA-sponsored competition.

 http://events.wan-ifra.org/events/north-america-digital-media-awards-2017

From Best Use of Online Video to Best News Website, from Best Advertising Campaign to Best Data Visualization Project, WAN-IFRA’s North American Digital Media Awards call upon the US and Canada’s most innovative news media companies to present their best and latest digital projects to benchmark their achievements in 10 competing categories.

The entry submission deadline is August 23.

 

 

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