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Snowy front pages showcased by journalism blogger

A gallery of front pages from regional and local papers across the country has been compiled by journalism blogger David Higgerson.

David, who is also digital publishing director for regional publisher Trinity Mirror, even created an interactive map for readers to view each PDF by location.

In his latest blog post, he says snow is one of the few news stories which can lead to a huge increase in web traffic while at the same time hurting newspaper sales.

But if done properly, he adds, trusted print brands can become more instant and useful than radio and TV bulletins.

said David:  “While snow can often hit newspaper sales, it still provides an opportunity to create stunning front pages … lets face it, snow does make for superb pictures

“So as the flakes fell, photographers were out across the country snapping away – and the result has been some stunning newspaper front pages.”

Among those highlighted was the South Wales Echo, which created a collage of pictures for an unusual poster front page.

The South Wales Echo's poster front page featuring a collage of snow pictures

The Midlands-based Sunday Mercury also got a special mention for its snow-themed splash – an exclusive about prisoners rioting over not being allowed outside due to the bad weather.

The Sunday Mercury splashed on a prison riot sparked by the snow

The interactive map shows snowflakes over some of the UK’s major towns and cities, and when clicked show a pop-up PDF of the front page from that area’s local paper.

David Higgerson created an interactive map to showcase front pages across the country.

The blog ends with a gallery of snow-themed front pages from across the country.

Just some of the PDFs included in the gallery


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