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The future of tabloid fronts?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Flash, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Check out this monstrosity.


    If ever you believed it wasn't all about the money, this will clear things up.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. This is giving me a bloody headache, and not just because of the Weird Al photo.

    Is the advertising a wrap? Or does it actually cut off the cover?
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Not sure. I've only seen the digital. All I know is I'd be pissed if I'd bought the banner ad.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I can't begin to list the ways this is both hideous and a bad omen for the future of newspapers.
  5. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    its gotta be on-line only, or a wrap paid for by the Casino folk for limited distribution.
    No publisher or ad director, no matter what you think of the company, is going to sell advertising over advertising.
    I know Sun Media as well as anyone, and while I'm no fan, not even they would do that.
  6. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    It looks like the hed is Helvetica... what's wrong with that font?
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Wrap or not, when a business buys the front-page banner, are they not assuming they'll be the first ad seen -- thus, the term 'front'?

    There is no end to the way ad departments will whore out the product.
  8. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Is it just me or is that page too busy for a reader to want to look at it? Terrible, terrible, terrible.
  9. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    It costs C$45 to see Weird Al? It's not like he's striking while the UHF-iron is hot.
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Good show.
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