Back in September, before the federal government shutdown, I wrote a post about how the Orange County Register was working hard to make sure the broccoli tasted pretty darn good.
Over the last few weeks, our government and politics team – led by editor Mark Matassa – along with lots of help and suggestions from the rest of our OCR crew, has continued to make a complex story very accessible.
Today’s paper was a great example of what we’re trying to do with our coverage. Here are a few examples from Wednesday’s seven-section, 88-page paper.
Here’s a closer look at the A1 timeline, which was the brainchild of Register A1 editor Marcia Prouse:
An explanation of what would happen if the U.S. government defaulted on its debt:
There were all sorts of great stories on our local cover, but come on, if you find an 18-foot fish, you play that sucker up:
Here’s a look at Fred Matamoros’ graphic for the package:
And here’s Taylor Hill’s story on the “sea serpent,” I mean oarfish:
Then check out this great food package on spicy cocktails, with fantastic photos from Kate Lucas: