In a newspaper I'm reading (环球时报), there are multiple articles in which the title appears somewhere in the middle of the text. One example is:
As we see in the article above, the title 菅义伟首次外访为何选东南亚 and author name 陈友骏 appear in the middle of the text, while the text starts at the top-left corner beginning with 日本……. (The electronic version is here where the title is at the top.)
I don't understand the logic behind this at all: it has taken me a long time to realize that this happens. I don't recall ever seeing this in an English-language newspaper, which makes me think there is some rationale which I'm unaware of.
Question: Why are titles sometimes placed in the middle of a newspaper article?