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What was on your front page for July 10, 2012?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by spikechiquet, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    It's one of the most story-less days of the year, what did you put on the front for Tuesday's paper?

    We centerpieced the local minor league team with a mid-season report with lots of art and and info box.
    We also had the AP All-Star preview about Harper and Trout with a sidebar feature on a kid that was shagging balls in the outfield during the Derby. We also ran our outdoor columnist on the front for a 4th story.

    How did you "fill space?"
  2. That 1 Guy

    That 1 Guy Member

    Death of 20-year-old former prep football player from cancer (lead art)
    Softball regional final (lead headline)
    Home Run Derby (across the bottom)
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Our front had a Westbrook USA story and four All-Star stories.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Nobody ran a story about my 47th (!) birthday?
  5. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Sounds like you did it right.

    You plan ahead and you have a good, solid centerpiece, like it sounds that you do, and if possible you plan to cover a Monday night game with photos.

    Pulling a local column out there is a good idea, too.

    I was going to say one all-star game story at the most, the regular game preview. Maybe a small piece of art on the home run derby.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    As a wise sports editor once told me:

    It's easy to plan your section for the day after the Super Bowl. What makes your section good is what you do with it the day of the baseball All-Star Game.
  7. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Thankfully or not, there are three Little League district all-star tournaments in my coverage area. We covered games from two of them, plus a wild art championship photo and a column.
  8. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    World Team Tennis...Local state amateur golf day one stuff...Little League all-star gamer...and a POY takeout from a high school all-area team.

    Thursday's will be more difficult than today's.
  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    We have a ATP World Tour tennis tournament in town that we blow out of the box. We also had a gamer from a local collegiate baseball league team and a feature on Harper and Trout.
  10. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    My apologies Huggy. I will chastise the SE for this!
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Three-story front with one jump, our standard now: All-Star game led the page, with a local football recruiting story in the centerpiece and a third story about a youth golf tournament that was starting today.

    About that golf tourney: A young Bubba Watson once won it, and even in those days it was called the "Pros of Tomorrow."
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Yep. In all my years, I never ran an all-star game preview. I would run a first half of season review or second-half look ahead, but never anything on the game itself beyond a routine gamer. It's just a non-event. I treat it the same way I do the NBA/NHL all-star games or the Pro Bowl.

    Tip of the cap to those who thought ahead and planned instead of just showing up at 3:30 and asking "what can we find to run today?"
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