What’s In the Weeklies? Week of June 11

Welcome, once again, to another installment of What’s In the Weeklies?, where we take a look at Louisville’s two major weekly newspapers, so you don’t have to.

LEO June 11

LEO Weekly, June 11, 2008 issue:

Overall Score: 45 points

Velocity June 11

Velocity Weekly, June 11, 2008 issue:

  • Cover Story: Our House — 2008 Homes Issue: Personal Spaces 10 points (this is actually interesting, and not the typical gigantic-house-in-the-East-End look at Louisville homes)
  • Cover Art: 2 points
  • Additional News: N/A 0 points
  • Additional Features: Free for All, Green Tips for Green Thumbs, Make the Connection 10 points (two pretty good supplemental features to the Homes Issue plus an interesting art review equal a good job this week)
  • Opinion: This Week’s Winners and Losers, Stanford Blanch aside 0 points (okay, the former is the same ol’ boring conventional wisdom recap, the latter is… what now?!?)
  • Music Coverage: N/A 0 points (no additional coverage this week aside from a couple small previews — and hey guys, the Mighty Barrett Avenue Shake at the Monkey Wrench ended about a month or so ago)
  • Food/Drink Coverage: Kaelin’s in the Bar Hopper 5 points
  • Number of times the phrase “Metro Council” appears: 0

Overall Score: 27 points

Apologies for being so late with this week’s edition, we’ve had kind of a busy day. Also, maybe it’s just us, but the LEO web site seems to be loading awful slow, which makes doing What’s In the Weeklies? a bit more difficult. Oh well. That said, LEO still walloped Velocity in our arbitrary point-awarding system (or lack thereof) this week, by 45 to 27.

As always, please feel free to comment! Especially as regards stuff we don’t cover in the weeklies, such as theater and film coverage.

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4 Responses to “What’s In the Weeklies? Week of June 11”

  1. I’m so disappointed with LEO’s cover art. inside there is a wonderful photograph of the Louisville Film Society folks that would have made a really great cover image.

  2. stateofthecommonwealth Says:

    I thought that picture was pretty good too, though the one on the cover is pretty bold and provocative. At first I hated it, but I’ve grown to like it.

    LEO‘s web site has been a mess lately though. The difference between the print version and the online version has been pretty stark.

  3. LEO’s website is, to say the least, a hot mess. I know some great local folks (*cough* myself included) they could bring in to consult with them on getting their website into shape.

  4. Agreed re: the messiness of our site. We have a new person updating it, and we’re in the process of a total overhaul. Those things are conspiring to take our eye off the ball here a bit, I think. Not that that’s any excuse.

    For the record, both photos would’ve made great cover images in my view. SOC’s right: We chose the one we did b/c it was more direct, bold and provocative. We thought a strong image would be good for our first Film Issue.

    I do wonder, sincerely: Why is that — and other recent offerings — such a bad cover?

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