Front Page Friday: Chicago Tribune

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:

Chicago Tribune

This is the front page from the June 24, 2010, Chicago Tribune (via

I know it has been awhile, but I’m back. And today I wanted to highlight the front page of Thursday’s Chicago Tribune.

Why? Because of that sweet lightning picture! That is great art, and I am a bit jealous because I have always tried to get that kind of shot with little success. Well, I say a shot like that, but I don’t live anywhere near buildings like that. I do try to simply capture images of the lightning as it arcs across the sky, though, and like I said, I have yet to nail it.

I also like the story across the bottom about the man killed by a grizzly bear. The writing, from what is shown on the page prior to the jump, is good. It is a nice narrative lead for a serious story. It makes me want to keep reading even though I don’t live anywhere near the area the story is about.

Overall, I feel the page is well designed. There is decent white space used; tool lines are effective in separating the different packages of the page; and all the teasers along the left-hand side and across the top tease items readers of The Tribune would want to read about.

This is a good page, but that lightning picture is simply amazing.

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