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Ugly USA Today sports cover today [image added]

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by reformedhack, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    I have no problem with a discreetly stripped ad at the bottom of a section front -- a 6x3 is good revenue -- but the ad on the front page of today's Sports section in USA Today takes up at least a third of the page. Pretty awful stuff here.

    Haven't seen one this big before ... I'm not a regular reader (maybe once a week or so). Ick.

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  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: Ugly USA Today sports cover today

    The St. Louis Globe Democrat sports cover had ad space that large every day in its last year or so of existence.
     
  3. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    As big as above? Wow ... I pity the readers and the designers.
     
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    That's just fugly. No one reading that section looks at an ad anyway.
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Whatever is in the top left corner is way ugler and more vexing than the ad.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I remember when ads were first coming back on covers and Gannett told everyone that they would be small and discreet because news was still a priority.

    Yeah surrre.
     
  7. That cover is ugly for so many reasons.
     
  8. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Is the large trapped white space at the top normal?
     
  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    It is now since they started hanging that stupid ball in the corner with the redesign.
     
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Outing alert: 21 is Will Muschamp.
     
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    She is known to coach Boom.
     
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Was this supposed to be posted elsewhere?
     
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