Why is the space above the fold on A-1 of a weekday N&R dominated by a huge photo of a tent revival and an enormous headline, "Praise The Lord"? Why does the N&R devote more than half its front page to this soft feature?
Nothing wrong with the article itself, which nicely captures the spirit of the event and ties it into a deep Southern tradition. Maybe it belongs on the local front, maybe below the fold on A-1. But unless it scoops the world on the Second Coming, the placement and emphasis on a busy Friday morning are baffling.
Contrast the N&R's front page with the news judgment of the N&O.