AN INTERESTING APPROACH to a package most newspapers deal with every year. Marcus’ note follows, then his page…with comments from Ed.
Amanda and I ‘put our heads together’ on this one. We wanted something different for our All-County Basketball page we do every year. The idea to bobblehead came from an LA Times page I’d bookmarked a few years ago in an awards book when jibjab was so popular and we just resurrected it and took it a whole new direction. We did ok in planning but had the implementation time cut short on us. How do you think we did in regards to your reality rule? What does everyone else on the blog think?
1. Well, this certainly goes against my “reality rule.” I think it’s just a bit too cute…and I don’t like cute.
2. That said, it’s a novel approach, and one I think the players and their parents and coaches might like. If I had had a chance, I’d have advised against it…though it certainly is more appealing than row after row of mug shots.
3. C for the idea…A for execution.
So…am I being too harsh, too demanding? What other ideas would you offer for this kind of page?