What is refrigerator journalism?
It’s news you can use. News so useful that you will clip it out of the paper and put it on your refrigerator to remind you of what to do and when to do it.
That’s what we published in today’s paper. Our holiday survival guide to Thanksgiving Day featured nearly 70 tips for making the day easier and better — from traveling to grandma’s house to fixing the perfect dinner to planning a strategy for shopping.
It was designed by Amy DeVault to be easily navigated. The inside page had tips organized by categories, with clear, easy-to-find headings. This approach lets you decide which pieces of news are most important to you. You can pay attention to what matters now and return to the other items later.
Being useful doesn’t mean being matter-of-fact, however. You can still have fun. Which is what Brent Castillo did when he put together the photo illustration of the infamous Thanksgiving Day turkey in a variety of scenarios: on a road trip, at the airport, watching football or tempting Fido.
This is news you can use and enjoy. And what better day to think about refrigerator journalism than the day you’ll be heading back to the fridge for leftovers?