The New York Times said Wednesday that it was not planning to use a graphic photo on its Thursday front page of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador killed in Libya this week. “The story had moved forward,” Public Editor Margaret Sullivan was told by Managing Editor Dean Baquet, “beyond the point where that photo was as important to the coverage as it was Wednesday morning” when the Times included it in an online gallery despite a request from the State Department to take it down.
Other newspapers did feature the photo of Stevens on their front pages Thursday, including the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times and el Nuevo Herald (shown below). Herald sister paper The Miami Herald used a different photo. (Most pages below appear courtesy of the Newseum; some have been cropped.)
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