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Entries Tagged as 'newspaper masthead desecration'

The Weekend Australian front page newspaper cover up

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Whatever is under the Audio Clinic stuck-on ad misses being promoted. 0 likes

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Covering the digital newspaper

April 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Since I go on (obsess maybe) about the post-it type ads stock over newspaper headlines and mastheads I thought I should comment on this ad that covered access to The Age on my phone yesterday. The thing is, I don’t mind this type of ‘stuck on’ ad as it is easily dismissed, does no damage […]

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Newspaper page one headline cover-up

April 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Yesterday’s Daily Telegraph… Jobs for what?? What a waste of a headline. 2 likes

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Trashing the newspaper

February 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Check out how the Herald Sun looked for one newsagent today. The sticker stuck on the front page is for the Dr Seuss promotion. Being half stuck like this looks bad. I know plenty of customers who would look for an undamaged copy.  On a copy I saw earlier today, the sticker was obscuring a […]

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Newspaper front page headlines deemed useless

February 4th, 2016 · 8 Comments

This morning’s Daily Telegraph shows, once again, how irrelevant newspaper headlines are deemed y newspaper publishers in promoting their product. It surprises me they treat promotion of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here with more respect than they do what the editorial team considers to be the main news story of the day […]

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Another front page newspaper cover up

January 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

I wonder is sticker placement resulted in a headline of MASA’S HIGH PRIC for some. 4 likes

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Another newspaper masthead cover-up

January 11th, 2016 · No Comments

The Las Vegas Review-Journal today (Sunday in the US) has a post-it note ad covering up part of the masthead and editorial designed to drive newspaper sales. The ad is for a business called Mr Rooter so I guess there is karma in that for whoever approved this. 4 likes

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Sunday Age page one newspaper cover up

December 6th, 2015 · No Comments

The Sunday Age today has a house ad stuck over animate for their page one story in the newspaper – pulling focus from the story that should be selling papers. Again, news takes a back seat. 4 likes

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Herald Sun McDonalds cover-up

December 6th, 2015 · No Comments

The Sunday Herald Sun today is more interested in making money from a stock on McDonalds ad than the top story of the day. Another sad day for news coverage by newspapers in Australia. 5 likes

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Another AFR cover-up

October 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Ad revenue is far more important to Fairfax than the front page newspaper story. 2 likes

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Newspaper cover-up: no wonder customers asked if we had The Age today

October 17th, 2015 · No Comments

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Newspaper mastheads used to matter, not any more for AFR WEEKL

October 17th, 2015 · No Comments

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Disgraceful newspaper cover-up in today’s Courier Mail

October 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Shame on those at News Corp. involved in the decision to place an ad promoting the Courier Mail over the top of the heart wrenching page-one story of the parents who gave up their one for adoption. What is more important – news or a newspaper promotion? Sure, it is a chicken or egg question. However, […]

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News Corp in-house obscures front page

October 14th, 2015 · No Comments

It is disappointing to see a house ad from News Corp. stuck over editorial content on the front page of the Herald Sun today. The newspaper is celebrating 25 years. Today’s front page is not a glorious representation of the publisher’s respect for news. 2 likes

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Australian Financial Review cover-up

September 26th, 2015 · No Comments

What is Kelley joining? The stuck on house ad on the front page of the Weekend AFR covers it up. Another disappointing cover-up of front page newspaper editorial content. 0 likes

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Sydney Morning Herald newspaper cover-up

September 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment

The ad from GIO is considered more important than page 1 editorial content at the Sydney Morning Herald. 3 likes

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The West Australian covers-up news

September 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The West Australian newspaper yesterday covered front page news with a massive wrap-around funded by Chemist Warehouse. While the ad was fantastic, it completely obscured the news of the day and, more important, the sports stories of the day. I saw several of the wrap arounds discarded on the street. 3 likes

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Stuck on ad promoting Skim App

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The from page of The Sunday Age has a post-it note type ad stuck over the main photo of the day, which is unfortunate for the photographers and journalists. That said, it is promoting a new Fairfax App, Skim, which I started using Saturday, an App I think is terrific – much better than using […]

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So much for the newspaper front page photo

July 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Selling newspaper subscriptions is apparently more important to a newspaper than the photo selected for the front page of the Sunday Herald Sun newspaper today. So sad to see news treated this way. 5 likes

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Shame Herald Sun

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Another dumb headline coverup on the front page of the Herald Sun newspaper today. That said, I guess it is not really a headline – hey have obscured the headline for another of their anti-labor pieces. If only this newspaper would publish fair and balanced coverage of news rather than biased nonsense. Regardless, covering front page […]

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Another day of newspaper headline coverup

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

What’s the point of the headline? 0 likes

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This is no way to treat a newspaper headline

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments

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Sunday Herald Sun covers the news

June 28th, 2015 · No Comments

I am disappointed to see an ad stuck on the front page of the Sunday Herald Sun today, partially obscuring news. So much for news being important. This type of ad leads to litter, covers news and disrespects the masthead in my view. 0 likes

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Is this the worst front page stuck on newspaper ad ever?

June 22nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

An ad gun shop appeared over the masthead of The Post and Courier in Charleston Thursday, the morning after the church attack in Charleston where nine black people in a bible study were shot dead. Read more about this story at The Huffington Post. 5 likes

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Junk removed from The Saturday Age

June 7th, 2015 · No Comments

I like receiving photos from newsagents of stickers removed from the front page of newspapers, stickers covering the masthead or news. This photo shows stickers from the front of The Saturday Age yesterday. 1 likes

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