GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks Herald was recognized for their front-page newspaper design, being featured as one of Newseum’s “Top Ten Front Pages” today on its website. 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 they like the best 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 is “Snow Day.” In his post regarding today’s honored selections, John Powell wrote: “With snow blanketing much of the U.S. and temperatures plummeting, newspapers are urging readers to ‘Bundle up!’ ‘Please stay home,’ cautioned Michigan’s Muskegon Chronicle. ‘Frigid Air Here to Stay,’ reported New Jersey’s Courier News. New York’s Newsday had fun with ‘Long Ice-Land.’ But Norfolk’s Virginian-Pilot summed things up best with its two-tiered headline: ‘Big fun! Big mess..’
The Grand Forks Herald 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, and commercial printing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.