“Many different kinds of newspapers are published in a tabloid format…a front page that seems to work like a poster … dominated by a photograph and headlines referring to a single story,” (Becker, pg. 239). The front page of last week’s Stylus issue (Brockport’s student run campus newspaper) exhibited this format with their headline story about the murder of Alexandra Kogut. Obviously the intent of the paper was to display the “most discussed” topic on campus at the time, which is what most newspapers do because that’s what people care about. The Stylus staff took the approach of using plain pictures of ordinary people, and without words we might not understand or know why they are in the newspaper. This idea for the front page actually backfired on them, causing the campus community to be outraged. Over 450 papers were stolen and disposed of because someone (or individuals) didn’t want anyone else to see this controversial front page. My personal bias is that this approach was a little tactless. To display seemingly happy pictures of the couple with the headline about her murder, instead of focusing on this beautiful girl and why she was loved and now will be missed.