For the Comparison of Front pages, I chose two different newspapers to examine. One is from Chicago and the other one is from Los Angeles.
When I first looked at this newspaper, I thought that it had a lot of appealing features to it. This includes the color, to the font, and finally to the organization of information. The banner of the paper did not contain un-necessary information, but had the title, date, slogan, and website. I noticed one feature that was in extremely small print and it was the cost of the paper. Now, I know that papers are expensive to print, but the price seemed a little over done compared to our area. For people who live in the city or suburbs only have to pay 75 cents, but everyone else has to pay $1.25. Our hometown, Greensburg, paper is only 50 cents a day except for Sunday. I also liked the font of the paper because it seemed so stylish and clean looking. It was easy to read and did not strain my eyes.
This newspaper had a very different banner because of how much more information it contained. It had the date, the slogan, the weather, and a brief news statement about a sporting event. The font that this paper uses seemed similar to the font that the Tribune-Review uses. The price on the brand was at the bottom next to the index and it only costs 50 cents - like ours. Instead of a nice line under the banner, it had the newspapers website and some things that their website has on it such as sudoku and crosswords.
Finally, both of these newspapers had color which made the appearance more attractive. Please refer to Angela's blog entry for a detailed description of color in newspapers.
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