Buffett kills Virginia newspapers and web site — 105 will lose jobs

A 10,000-circulation Virginia newspaper owned by Warren Buffett’s investment company will close at the end of the year as part of plan involving 105 job cuts in the 2,000-employee eastern U.S. newspaper operation.

… the bloodletting continues.


Obama P1s — The international version


My good friends on the copy/design desks basically had to work with a second-day story to turn out these jems, and not so jems on the Obama re-election. Again thanks to the good buds at these papers and at the Newseum for the screenshots.

Some comments on some of my favs:
Correio* – Salvador, Brazil — Nice portraite!

Capital Weekly – Sofia, Bulgaria — I knew that all of that confetti was going to mess with photos. Iwould have passed on this and used another.

Deccan Chronicle – Bangalore, India — Wow, does that iPhone ad really much up the design. Too bad.

The Telegraph – Calcutta, India — Typographical trickery!

StarKuala Lumpur – Malaysia — Obama 2.0 … not buying that, but I like the use of the hands in the victory photo.

The New Zealand – Herald Auckland, New Zealand — Family photo time!

Aftenposten – Oslo – Norway — Clean modularity all the way.

Manila Bulletin – Manila, Philippines — Lots to look at here, but I think it’s a good job. Lots of info graphics

ARA – BarcelonaSpain — Love the hed play on Benetton.

Aftonbladet – Stockholm, Sweden — Is that Obama hiding behind all of that type? He looks pissed off. I would be too. I wonder what Bittra Hatet –mot means?

Tages-Anzeiger – Zurich, Switzerland — Let’s not sully the page with a photo! Nice illustration, but what’s up with the pit stains?

My Paper – Singapore, The Republic of Singapore — Gobama, Gobama. Gobama! Alabama fans would love this one.

Khaleej Times – Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Not buying Obamagic. Not. At. All. Or Danni’s hair!

Obama front pages

From my good friends at the Newseum and from the various newspapers, here are some of this morning’s P-1’s of Obama’s re-election. As a former page designer I wish I had done some of these.

Some of my most favs: 

The Clarion Ledger — Love the he’d and graphics. Simple yet dynamic!

Chicago Sun-Times — A for effort.. if only they had carried the lyrics a little further ” … I’m your man!”

Boston Herald — Way to get that Obama logo in the he’d! TWICE!

Las Vegas Sun — A full-page graphic that’s elegantly done.

The Plain Dealer — Lots of type, but kudos for getting a photo of the First Family up.

The Virginia-Pilot — Again, lots of type cramming up the page, but the large photo balances it out.

The New Leader — Stock photo!? Couldn’t wait for the wave at the victory speech?

Marshfield News-Herald — One of the best beds. Won Two. I get it. Well done.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle — They must of wandered across the state line into Colorado — if you know what I mean — to think they could get Obama photo along with all of the mugs of the local pols in. And they did!

Lexington Hearld-Leader — Lover the overlook look. Hate the file photo.

The Reporter — Love the look. Hate they used a file photo.

Tampa Bay Times — “Second Act” has a meaning that I don’t think that they intended it to.. or did they?

Star Advertiser — HANA HOU. SHouldn’t that be HANA HOU! Had to Google that. But now it makes complete sense and is neatly tailored to their home turf.

The Times — Great, great hed!

The Birmingham News — They waited for the victory speech for some fresh art and it paid off. Great design. Simple and to the point.