Orange County Register EIC Ken Brusic let his troops know that the paper’s Nov. 5 front page was selected to be one of 25 (out of 700 submitted) for inclusion in Newseum’s election day poster.
Here’s the letter Brusic forwarded to the rest of the staff, letting them know of the distinction:
For more than 11 years, the Newseum has been able to provide our visitors with examples of front page coverage from across the country and around the world. The number of participating newspapers has grown dramatically during this time, from barely 100 newspapers in 1997, to more than 600 newspapers nearly every day. The Newseum’s “Today’s Front Pages” gallery is one of the most visited galleries in the new Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C. We greatly appreciate the participation of each newspaper in this educational effort.
Earlier this week, however, we reached a milestone. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, we received more than 700 daily front pages in a single day. We also had three dozen local, national and international media covering the “Today’s Front Pages” display of 2008 election front pages at the Newseum. And since that time, we have had an unprecedented number of public requests for some way for our visitors to keep a record of the historic election.
We have selected 25 newspaper front pages from the 700 and are asking for permission to include the Orange County Register in a special commemorative poster that we will offer to our visitors. We would like to sell these posters in our Newseum Store and on our Web site, and would also like to use them for promotional purposes and be able to share them with educational organizations. Proceeds from sales related to this product will be devoted to the Newseum’s educational programming efforts for D.C.-area schoolchildren.
We hope you will support this effort. Please forward this request to the appropriate individual within your organization and ask them to respond immediately if your newspaper does not want to be included in this project.
Again, we greatly appreciate your newspaper’s participating in the
Newseum’s “Today’s Front Pages” presentation.
Executive Director and Senior Vice President