BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji Pioneer was lauded for its front-page newspaper design today, being featured as one of Newseum’s “Top Ten Front Pages” of the day.
Newseum is a 250,000-square-foot museum about news. The institution “offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits” in its Washington, D.C., facility, according to its website. It sits adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall.
Each day on its website, the institution picks the front pages from among the nation’s hundreds of daily newspapers. They feature the front pages on a post called “Today’s Top Ten Front Pages.”
Generally the post follows a theme, and the theme from today’s Top Ten list was “The Great Outdoors.”
In his post, John Powell writes “As the weather warms up, kids are headed outdoors for summer fun. Today’s front pages feature photos of kids soaking up the rays at swimming pools, amusement parks, fish ponds or just the backyard. Our favorite summertime snapshot: kids jumping in the pool in Georgia’sAugusta Chronicle.”
The Bemidji Pioneer is owned by Forum Communications Co. Forum Communications is a multimedia information company based in Fargo, and owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.