What makes this page a BFD: A clear hierarchy to the information
This was a day of great headlines, many of them about the cold turn in the weather. The Register Guard asked, "Got snow?" The Press Democrat offered a charming weather photo and a clear way to track the temperatures. The Chicago Sun-Times topped everyone with "Freckles didn't do it."
The Monitor sported a Time magazine-like use of color-background portraits. Newsday also had a high-impact front.
But no one topped the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's display of the story about the two kidnapped boys found alive.
The P-D led their page with a strong headline, which helped to organize the words and images beneath. Then they used parallel construction to give equal weight to the story of each boy, rather than trying to make one image dominant. There was a clear hierarchy to the information, allowing readers to process words and images quickly.
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