Front Page Friday: Galesburg Register-Mail

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:

Galesburg Register-Mail

The Galesburg Register-Mail from April 15, 2010 (via Newseum.org).

This is the front page of the Galesburg (Ill.) Register-Mail. I chose it today for two reasons.

First, the simplicity of the entire page. The flag doesn’t have a bunch of bells and whistles. It just loudly proclaims the name of the paper, which I like.

Also, the rail down the right-hand side is effective without looking too cluttered. It carries a lot of information, and the two stories at the bottom of the page are well placed.

That brings me to the centerpiece package, and the second main reason I chose this page.

The stark black and white photo caught my attention right away. In a world where color photos dominate most every front page, and black and white image makes the paper stand out and be quite unique. Not to mention the composition of the photo. It is a great shot that helps tell the story of the man the feature focuses on.

Of course, the story itself is great too. I enjoy reading feature obituaries such as this, and the crisp design made it all the more welcoming to me.

In fact, I liked the front page so much and was interested in the story I went and found it online. It’s a pretty good read.

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