Yeah, six young people killed and 13 more injured in a revenge-fueled killing spree in a college town is pretty awful.
But do you know what would be really tough?
This illustrates a big problem with newspaper design: We need to build our big weekend packages in advance. Not only is there nothing wrong with that, I highly advise it.
But when the rest of the page is filled in later and it’s time to punch the button — it’s important that someone put a fresh eye on the whole. How does that lead package — and headline — fit in with the breaking news of the day that’s been doglegged around it?
Not very well, in this case.
I’m not a Reddit user, but apparently there was a big thread there about this page over the weekend. Thanks to my pal — and recent Syracuse grad — Ankur Patankar for the tip.
Find lots more embarrassing juxtapositions — both in print and online — here.