Much excitement at The Times this morning as copies of our newspaper were distributed to all. It was our first of four dummy run editions to be printed and it was great to hold something real in our hands. The splash was another exclusive, though I thought some of the dailies did well on their front pages. What a stunning picture from Cannes. Did she turn away as he moved in for the kiss? Why? Love it.
This was our shot at this morning’s paper. It made deadline and was quite a corker! We didn’t lead with the weather like everyone else, although we had a p1 pick and a xref to two pages inside. The bottom line: We had an exclusive splash. Yay!!
Here is a glimpse of part of our front page – we don’t want to give the whole game away just yet. It’s from our second dummy. The first was NOT GOOD. (Badly printed, headlines running over too many decks, over-inked, messy … I could go on) We want the paper to be bright and easy on the eye and we have got a lot closer with Dummy 2.