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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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., 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 (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. 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