The impact of NewsPAPERS

One of the biggest stories in the USA for the last few weeks has been the mysterious bombing in Austin, Texas. Again, here’s an example of how the Internet may have the immediacy of speed, it has nothing on visual impact.

 

Exhibit A —  The Statesman’s web page. Ho-hum… almost just another story, except for the ALL CAPS red header.

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Exhibit B —  The Statesman’s front page. BAM! People are going to buy this. Some will keep them for years and decades to remember that they survived.

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No punches pulled

1

Leave it to the Daily News to say what a lot of people are thinking.

2

I’m surprised that there were not very many “no Moore” heds out there.

3Just in case anyone forgot that the Democrat won.

4

And time to pull out the Jesus hed

Let’s see online do this!

At the end of the SEC Championship Game I saw The Atlanta Journal-Constitution pop up in some of the crowd shots.

Obviously the AJC printed this UGA version ahead of time so it would be ready to go at the end of the game. Still, pretty powerful impact of the local newspaper.

I thinking it will be years, if ever, before someone holds up a tablet following a game with a similar web page.