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CHARLES APPLE WROTE: You think of USA Today as being the home of the huge mega-graphic, but how often do you see one on page one?

Not that often. The front page of USA Today is tightly formatted, leaving no room for a huge visual. Notable exceptions are things like election day or 9/11, when the format is tossed in favor of
a huge gee-whiz photo.

That’s why today’s front page is so notable. USA Today ran a huge diagram of the entire oil spill scene including the “top kill” procedure underway right now, all drawn to scale:

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Thanks for the info, i saw this page in newseum(maybe some other website), the USA Today carried out exact size and dimension of the oil pipe in their front page. And the message the newspaper gave was the size of the oil pipe was within the width and height of the newspaper.


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