Archive for February, 2008

Elevate news, create dominant image

February 12, 2008

We published three good news stories in today’s newspaper on enrollment, a follow on the young man who sadly ended his life, and a folo on the Vagina Monologues. The two same-sized photos, though, fought one another and the main story — the enrollment — did not get the boldest headline. I revamped today’s front page to illustrate how we could have both elevated the news and created a dominant image. 
ORIGINAL FRONT PAGE 
news-values-heads.pdf

REVISED FRONT PAGE  
 news-values-heads-revised.pdf  

Another reason we should focus online

February 7, 2008

Capital Times Stuns Staff, Shifts From Print To Internet MADISON, WI – The Capital Times newspaper in Madison today told readers that they are making a “major shift” to the Internet to reflect the “changing habits of afternoon newspaper readers.” The 90-year-old newspaper will cease six-day publication and shift to publishing a tabloid-sized edition only twice per week while “dramatically enhancing” its Web site.That was big news today in Wisconsin not only to the newspaper’s readers but to The Capital Times’ staff as well, who didn’t know anything about the announcement until a 8:30 a.m. meeting was called this morning.