Of all the Super Bowl pages in the Freedom Forum’s collection today, this one at The Star-Ledger is the most striking. No story text. Just a huge photo, an all-caps headline and a drophead sending readers to the sports section.
When I showed this page to students in my editing class, most of them liked it. Several noted its keepsake value, and others compared it favorably to a magazine cover. A few, though, wanted a story to go with the photo — as a newspaper would be expected to do.