WE HAVE LIFTOFF! The first page submitted for posting here comes from Larry See Jr. of the Meade County Messenger in Brandenburg, KY. To thank Larry, I’m sending him a pdf copy of my new book, 101 Henninger Helpful Hints.
Here are Larry’s comments on the page:
We selected this page for three reasons:
1. It showed the breadth and depth of our coverage area. We had pictures from Fort Knox, the local community and the surrounding area (Fort Duffield is in neighboring Hardin County)
2. We were able to run the pictures big—something we don’t ordinarily get the chance to do, but took a chance on a holiday weekend during a slow news time.
3. We were able to combine our staff stories into one—and also put a feature on some outstanding alumni on the front page at the bottom. We are “married” to the 92 inch rule as to how much copy we can get into the front page and we went a little looser.
About the Meade County Messenger:A 6,500 circulation, family-owned weekly newspaper serving the counties of Meade, Breckinridge and Hardin counties in Kentucky and Harrison County in Indiana. We are distributed on Wednesday.
Now, part of the idea here is to help each other, and I know Larry would like to get some feedback. So, send along a comment! The first person with a comment that’s really helpful (yes, I get to decide that!) will also receive a free pdf copy of 1o1 Henninger Helpful Hints.
FROM ED: 1. The reverses (including the one at the bottom) are a dated look. 2. Teasers are somewhat busy. 3. Rounded corners on the photos at bottom give the package a yearbook-ish feel. 4. Nice work on planning for the Memorial Day package!
What are your thoughts? Have at it!