Here’s what I love about this West End Times cover:
- There’s an exclamation point. I always wonder what criteria news agencies use to determine whether an exclamation point is justified. CNN used one as the first Chilean miner was rescued. I guess for a small local paper, an armed robbery qualifies.
- The incident in question, a shooting at an SAQ in Baie d’Urfé, happened on Oct. 18. This issue is dated yesterday, Oct. 30.
- There’s no story inside about this. All the information is contained in a seven-line photo caption above the headline.
I like to support small publications, but a lot of the West End Times’s layout, photography and writing is so atrocious I can only look at it and laugh.