Every once in a while, a news headline calls for a large, bold font.
How do you mark the most important events when the news is very relentlessly remarkable? In The New York Times, one way is in the headlines.
A banner headline is usually one that extends across The front page or website of a newspaper. It uses jumbo letters and bold types to convey the horrors of a news item, pushing other articles out of its way.
According to the newspaper’s print editor, Tom Jolly, the banner page of The Times of the Winter has made more headlines this winter than usual.
“It’s remarkable,” he said. “This is definitely a reflection of our world, and all the major news events that have made 2020 so memorable – and are making 2021 memorable as well.”
Here are some big ones.
Election Day, first page of print newspaper Reflects the anger of a nation Knowing that it was known before the polling place was closed, it was probably a few days before the voting – or just a few weeks before the counting of votes took place.
When former Vice President Joseph R. When Biden Jr. took charge in Pennsylvania, the fog of a very close-to-called election began to pick up. He seemed confident Regarding his opportunities, but President Trump was spreading false claims of massive voter fraud.
Four days after polling day, The Times called the election. Mr. Biden LiveIn its third bid for the White House, it fulfilled a decade-long ambition. Her running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, was the first woman to win the vice presidential election.
After Mr. Trump claimed that widespread voter fraud won him over, The Times called election officials in every state. He said there was no irregularity The election results were affected by this.
Mr. Trump countered the election results in the state’s litigation campaign. when Supreme court A lawsuit from Texas dismissed In December, it was a decisive blow to the president and his allies.
United States Started mass coronavirus vaccine rollout In December, and health care workers were among the first to receive shots. They came just because the nation surpassed 300,000 coronovirus deaths, which is a bigger toll than any other country.
In January, A. Audio recording of a telephone call Mr. Trump pressured the top election official in Georgia to find a “vote” that would help the president win the state.
On January 6, Violence occurred in washington. Crowds of Trump loyalists occupied the Capitol on the day Congress convened to authenticate Mr Biden’s victory. The invasion, which killed five people, had no parallel in modern American history.
Two days after siege by Democrats, supporters of Mr. Trump President was made the basis for impeachment For the second time. It was an all-encompassing effort by furious Democrats, backed by a handful of Republicans, to pressure Mr. Trump to step down his post of insult.
On Wednesday, Mr. Trump Became the first US President to impeach twice. Ten Republicans joined the House on a charge of “inciting rebellion” in conjunction with Democrats.
Mr. Jolly said that a word topping the print newspaper on 14 January – “impeachment” – was discussed by several top Times editors, which lasted till late in the night. It was an “event title”, he said, which is even bolder than a banner and is generally reserved for presidential election results.
But this is a season like no one else. In the past three months, this ultra-dramatic layout has already been used three times. And counting.