I reblog this because I’m OBSESSED with old newspapers and their capturing the big moments in history.
Nov 22, 1963: 50 years later | John F. Kennedy assassinated
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.
First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting in a Lincoln convertible, the Kennedys and Connallys waved at the large and enthusiastic crowds gathered along the parade route. As their vehicle passed the Texas School Book Depository Building at 12:30 p.m., Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired three shots from the sixth floor, fatally wounding President Kennedy and seriously injuring Governor Connally. Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital. He was 46.
Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who was three cars behind President Kennedy in the motorcade, was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States at 2:39 p.m. He took the presidential oath of office aboardAir Force Oneas it sat on the runway at Dallas Love Field airport. The swearing in was witnessed by some 30 people, including Jacqueline Kennedy, who was still wearing clothes stained with her husband’s blood. Seven minutes later, the presidential jet took off for Washington.
Certainly a very eye-catching page, and a good example of the top JFK pages today.
Robert and the VicAd crew put together an awesome front page today. Check out the rest of the Newseum’s Top Ten.
Just … wow. What a cover.
The drowning of Kiribati
The kind of infographic a girl in love with journalism and newspapers loves to see.
This is so fantastic. I’ve ranted here before about how important photojournalists are, to the readers and the publications themselves. Let’s not forget this. Photos are essential.
"A visual shock! For the first time in its history Liberation is published WITHOUT photographs. To show the power and importance of photography at a time when the industry is facing unprecedented challenges. To support all photojournalists, fashion photographers, portraitists, or conceptual artists"
I love this, not every dude with a Nikon is a photographer, there’s a need to make this clear. Last weeks cover Liberation
via British Journal of Photography
You have to love when an illustrated centerpiece works data and graphs into the illustration. So clean and concise. Not too much but every effective.
Design by Joanne Coughlin Walsh
New York Mag (US)
Um … wow. What a cover. Talk about letting typography do all the work.
Wow, I really love this. Packs a punch with very few elements.
New York Times Mag (US)
A Sampling of Coworkers’ Work
So as I said, I hope to pull some notice to other work happening in this newsroom, not just my own. And I flipped through PDFs from this past week, I came across two examples I thought I’d highlight here.
(Both are from the Boulder Daily Camera, Nov. 10. 2013)
The first, from sports, I picked up for the headline. Talk about something that really caught my attention. Loved it. I believe this page was designed by Sports Editor Jen Osieczanek, with a headline discussion that brought in page designer Scott Adams.
The art here compliments the header well, and it’s just a clean page.
The other, an Essentials cover, was designed by page designer Joe Prentice. It’s typically a food-centric page once a week, and here he took some creative steps to get the headline more interesting than a standard strip lead. I liked how the pears interacted with it and played well in accenting the main pear art.
All in all, a very balanced page with art and headlines.