Tonight I got some time to actually think about a design before I slap it on the page. I'm not saying that thought doesn't go into my work, though. It's just that some days, you follow the template, and some days, you get to do a bit of designing.
We focused on the snow storm (snowpocalypse, anyone?) that has hit more than 1/3 of the US. Fortunately, it hasn't affected us here in Savannah. The was kind of the lure of the story. Were we rubbing it in the Midwest's face? Maybe. But you guys can laugh at us when a hurricane comes barreling through the Pacific and covers the city with 12 feet of water. Here's the finished product:
On a somewhat related note, I want to commend the Columbia Missourian on their continuous online coverage of the snowpocalypse. They have had photos, video, graphics and user-submitted stuff they have been posting all day long. I'm excited to see their front page tomorrow, too. (If it gets out, that is. The Tulsa World announced earlier today that they wouldn't be publishing a newspaper Wednesday for the first time in their history.)
UPDATE: Newseum actually picked up my 1A again last night! Check out their Top Ten to see the best of Feb. 2!