Sunday looks like Monday

Monday, October 24, 2011


Like in the movies or old black and white sitcoms, Sunday morning rituals consisted of a cup of coffee at the kitchen table with the Sunday paper in hand; however, due to newspapers taking fewer chances, the Sunday paper is starting to look a lot like any other day of the week's newspaper.

There are four main points why this is happening, which are:
1. There are major cuts in every area of the newsroom.

2.The designers and graphic artist are doing more jobs in the newsroom.

3. The average news 'hole' has gone down since 5 years ago.

4. The design centers are simplified due to business decisions to save time.

I found this article very interesting and agree that the front page design of the paper means everything. Its the first kick-start to get an audience into the world of the news. I believe we should head this warning and start working harder to regain those people back into that world.

Picture: creativecommons.org
Aritcle: Sara Dickenson Quinn from Poynter.org

2 comments:

Lance Kramer October 24, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

Even though the front page of the paper does mean everything but there is more to the Sunday paper then the front page. Like my Sunday newspaper at home, The Hawkeye, they provide a whole section of cartoon section or the educational section I like to call it, that grabs reader’s attention. I do not agree with it looking more like a Monday paper just because of the front page and not looking at it as a whole.

RCastenson October 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM  

I agree with Lance, the paper demonstrates more than the front page however. The front page is critical because it what can sell a readers attention just like a book. They say don't judge a book by its cover however its natural for people to do so. I don't see people reading the paper much anymore anyways due to technology. Overall, the Sunday papers are becoming weak on the cover but inside there is always something interesting.

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