Roger Black is THE expert on magazine/newspaper designs online and offline. Here's some resources from him that will help us craft our website. Please comment on what you like and don't like.
http://ready-media.com/ (his company that does design for a lot of big media orgs)
http://www.webtype.com/ (font types for web for publishers)
Check out his blog posts on design
Roger Black’s 10 Rules of Design (very important)