The Statesman Journal seems to think that lots of pictures (with text de-emphasized) is the key to a useful, attractive web page. It's almost like a flickr albums page. It does have a "list" view option, but the list doesn't help a lot. (see last image)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, it is not a great search or summing up tool.
SJ's "list" view of the news page: