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Times are tough. The Decatur Daily
asked about a tax on passing gas and claimed it was "no bull." Scripps faces a rocky road in its effort to sell the Rocky,
but it will provide an almost endless source of word play. The SunSentinel
served up a handful of high fives. The Forum
The New York Times
topped its front with a strong news photo – the likes of which are rarely seen anywhere on a daily basis. The photo chosen by The Wall Street Journal
to tell the story of Big Three's pitch to Congress was more evocative than the four expressionless faces chosen by the Lansing State Journal.
The Philadelphia Daily News
titillated. The State
offered a rhyme.
The newspaper with the best front design today is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle for its break-from-the-pack story selection and unique style of presentation.
Most papers led with the Big Three bailout. Not the WTE. Instead, it chose a story about smiling, a tax on alcohol, sentencing of a child abuser, the congresswoman who hung up on Obama and the role of women in government. This mix of stories is far more lively than almost any paper in America.
But that's just the beginning. Not only does the Tribune Eagle break from the pack in story selection, it present stories in a unique way by eschewing the need for a dominant image. Instead, the WTE uses color and smaller images with large image size to make its pages visually appealing.
Don't believe what the textbooks say. There is no truth to the rumor that a page needs a dominant image.
David Kordalski makes a strong point below about this page from the Detroit Free Press.
This page did not appear at newseum.org earlier this morning when BFD was compiled. However, if it had been available, clearly it would have been today's BFD for the reasons cited by David, below.
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