Brainerd lakes area residents are not the only ones taking notice of the changes to the print edition of the Brainerd Dispatch.
The Brainerd Dispatch for the first time ever on Friday made “Today’s Top Ten Front Pages” in Newseum.org, Washington, D.C., the most interactive museum.
The Brainerd Dispatch’s Friday front page was singled out as one of the best pages not only in newspapers in the United States but newspapers in 85 countries around the world.
“This is amazing to make it in the Top Ten this quick. We have been in the process of redesign only a few weeks,” Dispatch Publisher Tim Bogenschutz said. “I can’t wait to see what the front page will look like each day. We want to make it so inviting it jumps into our hands every morning.”
Bogenschutz said being named in Newseum’s “Today’s Top Ten Front Pages,” validates what the Dispatch has been trying to do. Bogenschutz said the Dispatch has been making changes to give its news product a three dimensional feel and fresh look for its readers.
“The comments I have received from our readers have been very favorable,” said Bogenschutz.
According to Newseum.org, every morning more than 800 newspapers from around the world submit their front pages to the Newseum via the internet to be part of “Today’s Front Pages.”
Selections for the Top 10 are at each of the daily editor’s discretion and may focus on headlines, photos, innovative design or something else that elevates the front pages above the rest. Friday’s Top Ten were chosen for creative presentation of the news. Newseum reports that a different editor chooses the Top 10 each day. A front page that is consistently interesting may end up being selected more than once in a week. The editors independently peruse the front pages to determine his or her selections.
To see Friday’s Top Ten, go to http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/topten.asp. According to the link, the Top Ten Front Pages were singled out for the creative ways in which they presented a hot topic. Among the Friday papers in the Top Ten were Kleine Zeitung, a newspaper in Graz, Austria; National Post, Toronto, Canada; Rhein-Zeitung, Koblenz, Germany; The State Journal Register, Springfield, Ill.; The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kan.; Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky.; The Press of Atlantic City, Atlantic City, N.J.; The Forum, Fargo, N.D.; and Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio.