The Cleveland Plain Dealer has revealed their front page for Saturday, Joey Morona reported.
LeBron James’ return: Saturday’s front page of The Plain Dealer pic.twitter.com/h8KFb6UAPX
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) July 11, 2014
“The cover of tomorrow’s Plain Dealer is wonderful,” said Emmet Smith, now a senior designer at The Washington Post. Smith designed the front page of the Plain Dealer four years ago when James announced his departure. “It’s one that a lot of Clevelanders will be holding onto for a long, long time. Love the Robert Carter illustration. It hits all the right notes.”
Here’s that front page:
“My head’s definitely with my friends at The Plain Dealer today, but The Post is an exceedingly special place to work. We get more than our fair share of days like this around here, too,” Smith said. “Today just happens to be Cleveland’s.”
I asked Smith why that page continues to be so popular.
“The internet. LeBron. Cleveland. Who really knows what makes something iconic? I like to think it’s that we as a newsroom understood our readers and the moment. If you can get those things right, the rest comes pretty easily.”
Come back yourselves tomorrow morning, and Sam Kirkland will have a collection ready with how other papers responded on their fronts.… Read more