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Journalists often call the production of a newspaper "the daily miracle." We start the day with 20-plus blank pages and somehow stuff them with news, sports, features, photos, graphics, ads and inserts, print off thousands of copies and get them to your doorstep in the wee hours of the morning. And not all daily miracles are equal (re: our Grandma's Marathon and Thanksgiving editions). Throw our website into the mix, and that miracle is often occurring minute to minute.
Too much white space is a bad thing. One of the core principles of newspaper design is achieving a healthy balance among words, photos, graphics and the white space that binds them together. Too much white space creates chaos on the page and the elements blend together in an unappealing way. The front page of Wednesday's paper is mostly white space, with the words "Imagine a day without local news" prominently displayed.
Comics lovers undoubtedly will notice a few changes to the News Tribune's comic strips, both online and in print, starting Sunday.
The Duluth News Tribune editorial staff received several awards at the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2017 Page One Awards, held Thursday night at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul. Competing in the newspaper division (under 50,000 circulation), the News Tribune won the following awards: • News Tribune staff, first place, Spot News ("Gloria Dei church fire coverage") • Jana Hollingsworth, first place, Investigative ("Discipline disparity") • Brady Slater, second place, Investigative ("Decaying dock rises as priority")
Cliff Gagner could start a conversation with anybody about anything at any time. That talent is rare, but Cliff owned that gift and honed his special conversational skills every chance he could, and also leave you feeling a little bit better about yourself and the world around you. Cliff was a platemaker for the News Tribune, and later with Forum Communications Printing, for more than 25 years. Whether he was working to prepare the paper for printing or taking part in any of his favorite activities, Cliff always found time to spread the joy of good conversation.
While a newspaper's local coverage is its heart and soul, readers also demand quality national and international news stories. So, we're excited to announce that USA Today's national and international news coverage will be a daily part of the News Tribune's print product, starting with Wednesday's edition. We are adding USA Today's Money page as well. You will find the USA Today pages toward the back of the front section of the paper — on Wednesday they will be found on Pages A8-11.
If the Duluth News Tribune kept track of which employees served in the most roles during their careers, Linda Hanson probably would top the list. Before retiring from the News Tribune last week, Linda carried more than a few titles within the DNT newsroom during her 33-year tenure, serving as a:
If you're a regular reader of the Duluth News Tribune, you likely noticed the big change atop the front page the moment the paper hit your doorstep or you picked it up at the gas station this morning — well before you read the first big headline. Today is the debut of the News Tribune's brand-new flag. It's bigger, more colorful and better represents our news organization today. It's also the result of many hours of meetings, loads of input, countless votes and myriad revisions.
If you've ever had an opinion and wanted to share it with the News Tribune's readers, your letter or column first had to meet the paper's standards, carefully guarded by Chuck Frederick, the DNT's editorial page editor. It's a tough job ensuring all those opinions have substantiated facts, are fair and timely and aren't libelous, but Chuck does all that, helps lead the News Tribune's editorial board and keeps readers engaged with their newspaper and their community.
The Duluth News Tribune received several awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest. Winners were announced Thursday night during the MNA awards banquet in Minneapolis. Competing in the large daily newspaper division (circulations over 10,000), the News Tribune won the following awards: • Chuck Frederick, first place, Herman Roe Editorial Writing Award for "Work together to preserve iconic treasure," an editorial about Historic Old Central High School