It's good to be back selectig the fornt page of the day among GateHouse newspapers!
Let's jump right in, shall we?
The Tanton Daily Gazette front page from today has some unique details that helped it rise to the top of the list.
The centerpiece story by Marc Larocque uses a nice submited photo (yes, submitted!) of a skydiver descending with a brightly colored parachute against a blue sky. The red color from the 'chute is picked up and used in the quote, as well as with the numbers at a glance across the bottom of hte package, which also helps deine the bottom of the package. The designer had some fun with the headline by keeping it nontraditional. The placement of the quote is nice, but I would have suggest to make the quote flush right because it's already ragged left to wrap around the parachute. Doing so would make for a clean right edge, much like the flush right secondary head above the story.
Down the righ side of the page you see a print-only budget breakdown ASF story by Gerry Tuoti that takes a closer look at total teacher wages listed in Taunton's the upcoming school year budget.
The story at the bottom, also by Larocque, uses a strong horizontal photo, also shot by Larocque, of the native Americn event. The unique crop adds visual impact. But I think there are competing elements in this area of te page. The red numbers box, which is a strong horizontal in itself, and the light green horizontal text box below the budget breakdown asf takes away from the photo. Perhaps identifying where on the page where readers should focus will lead to a solution where items aren't in competition with each other.
Still, a fine, fine page.
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