I USUALLY ADVISE clients to avoid screens behind stories. Serif text type is difficult to read when placed against a screen.
But…it’s OK to put sans serif—like an infobox—against a screen, as above.
One catch: Make sure the screen is light. V-e-r-y light.
Just how light? The way I put it: “The lightest your press can hold.” If edges begin to disappear, it’s too light. But certainly, the example at left is far, far too dark. Better to be a bit too light than anywhere near too dark.