Front Page Friday: Journal & Courier

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 Newseum.org and picked my favorite.

So here it is:

Journal & Courier

This is the front page of the Journal & Courier from LaFayette, Ind., from March 26, 2010.

This week, I chose the Journal & Courier from LaFayette, Ind., and I chose it due to the art on the front page.

It is a picture of wind-generating turbine, and though the art isn’t an action-packed shot, it is well composed and has great lines as the row of turbine’s stretch back to the far background of the image. Surprisingly, the turbine kind of jumps out of the photo too. The sky looks rather gray and dreary, yet the turbine, most of which are generally white, isn’t lost in the image. Kudos to the photographer. Everything is toned just right.

Also, I think the centerpiece package in which the picture was used works well. The design is very clean. The headline and deck both fit perfectly between the blades of the turbine, and the story fits nicely down the side of the turbine’s support column, leaving the right portion of the picture void of text. This is good because it allows the composition of the photo to shine so the reader can see the row of turbine’s stretch out to the horizon.

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