Front Page Friday: The Province

It is that time of the week again. It is time to look at my favorite newspaper front page of the week.

As always, I culled through the front pages shown at and picked my favorite.

So here it is:

The Province

The Vancouver Province from Feb. 12, 2010.

Today the 2010 Winter Olympic Games begin, and since the games are being held in Vancouver, Canada, it seems only fitting that I choose the Vancouver newspaper, The Province, to feature today.

Of course, it helps that the paper has a cool front page to go along with today’s special occasion.

First, I like how clean this design is. It isn’t cluttered. In fact, it’s rather empty, but the vast emptiness does exactly what was I surmise was intended — to point out that hosting the Olympics is a big deal.

Of course, the “Go Far” with the Canadian Maple Leaf is a bit homerish and clearly rooting for the homeland, but in this case, I think that is OK. Why shouldn’t they have pride in and support their own Olympic athletes?

My favorite part of this page, though, is the flag. I love how they used the Olympic torch to make the “i” of Province. It’s clever but not gaudy.

Seeing this front page was a wonderful surprise for me this morning.

I love the Olympics. I generally prefer the Summer Games, but any Olympic meet is a joy for me to watch.

My favorite Winter Game, though, is curling. I don’t know what it is about those floor-sweeping devils, but I can’t get enough.

The official 2010 Vancouver Olympics Web site has a page about curling. It’s pretty cool. I suggest checking it out.

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Todd R. Vogts, MJE, is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association, among others. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at or via his website at


  1. I don’t want to take away from what this front page meant for you…. but it’s an ad for Air Canada… Canada’s national airliner.

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