What the Front Page of Your Local Newspaper Should Look Like
A third of it should be serious reporting about international news.
A third of it should be serious reporting about national news.
A third of it should be serious reporting about local news.
None of it should be devoted to sports or entertainment. Those should be in a separate section, at the back. The occasional "human interest" story is okay, but not on a daily basis.
After reading the first section of the newspaper, which should take about half an hour, you should be able to discuss, in broad terms, the most urgent domestic and international stories of the day.
The front page should assume you are intelligent enough to grasp this:
It should not assume this is all you can handle:
Reading a newspaper, daily--or somehow following the news at the level suggested by the first image--should be viewed as a basic obligation of citizenship. Reading the news should not be "fun" or "entertaining." It should be hard work.
If you don't do that work, you are lazy and frivolous and unworthy of the freedom you enjoy.
Do I sound judgmental?