Check out this bold front page from the folks at the Sturgis (Mich.) Journal.
The story by correspondent Michael Gerstein is about a city paln to get feedback on what the community residents would like to see develop in the city over the next 10 years.
The centerpiece occupies an extreme vertial position. The depth of the package is further emphasized by the vertical images used as a background for the story.
The photo is uncredited, so I can't put a photog's name with this post. I can only assme the image is that of the downtown Sturgis area. The black-and-white photo adds to the boldness of the package. It's rare that a photo is naturally has an extreme vertical shape like this, so I again assume that more sky was added at the top and more gray pavement was added to the bottom, bot to accommodate text. This is ok to do, for a featurey presentation like this, just be sure to credit the photo as an illustration.
The headline pops out against the black sky. With a color combination of black and oragne, it's hard not to think of Halloween. A white reverse headline could have worked here, too. WIth what looks like an official "Sturgis 2022" logo, I see why orange was used.
The story didn't have any breakouts, which is unfortunate, especially for a story that is asking for hte public's input. A box on how people can submit ideas to the city woud have been a great addition to the package.
Still, a really nice page!
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