Woah, They Even Have Videos!

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I think it’s a bit strange that The Harvard Crimson’s masthead is so small.  The title of the paper is not any bigger than some of their headlines.  When you open the webpage, the first thing that comes to your eye is not the name of the paper, which is not really a good thing.  I do think they make good use of graphics though.  They break up the different articles with a slideshow of pictures which goes along with the major articles.  They have thumbnails that go along with the blogs in the right hand side of the page.  They have a series of more pictures at the bottom of the page.  And they even have two videos on the bottom right hand side of the page.  Below the major headlines, they have little blurbs or outtakes of information from the article, which helps the reader know if they want to click on the link for more information.  They also have the page neatly set up into categories, such as “Top Stories,” “Opinion,” “Sports,” “Magazine,” “Arts,” “More News,” “Most Read.”  Over all, I would say they keep things visually interesting with pictures and headlines.  The only real fault is how small the masthead is. 

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Angela Palumbo said:

Upon looking at the site again, I think that it is a lot neater than I origianally gave it credit for. As you pointed out, everything is organized. Honestly, I just think they need more pictures and a larger masthead, something to create some more visual interest. I expect a little better from Harvard.

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