Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Radical Make Over for Chicago Tribune

WBBM-Radio has posted a mock-up of a new front page for the Chicago Tribune.

I don't know if you have noticed, but the Tribune has been running more feature stories, articles with human interest angles.

Less hard news.

It's looking more and more like the revised a couple of years ago Chicago Sun-Times.

Fold the picture in half to see what it would look like on the news stand or in a box. Think it would compete with Sun-Times' front pages?

Although I have only seen the Red Eye give away paper the Tribune publishes for people who aren't really interested in hard news, its editor has been named head woman at the Tribune.

Portents of things to come, it seems.

The Tribune told WBBM it is a “work in progress.”

You can also see today's front pages of the two Chicago newspapers. The one from the Sun-Times came from its web site. In the version delivered, the photo of Hillary Clinton on TV is no where near as good. I could not find a copy of the front page of the Tribune on its web site.

WBBM gives the photo credit for the mock-up to Joe Strupp, Editor and Publisher, so I shall, too. Click to enlarge.

Meanwhile, Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Joe Mariotti resigned, according to the Chicago Tribune, saying,
"...sports journalism had become 'entirely a Web site business. There were not many newspapers there.' He added that most of the journalists covering the Games were 'there writing for Web sites.'"
Posted first at McHenry County Blog.


DuPage Saint,  4:28 PM  

You have got to be kidding me. That is the worst looking paper I have ever seen. Will they have a naked lady on page two like in England? Stay the heck away from Wheaton and Cantigny because if that is the way it looks old man McCormick's body will spin out of the grave. Again, it is AWFUL.

Anonymous,  4:59 PM  

I have to agree with dupage saint. That layout wouldn't be worth paying a nickel, much less 75 cents.

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