L.A. Times, NY Daily News feature graphic Libya ambassador photo on front page

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.)

Related: Images can send reassuring, dangerous signals during Libya coverage

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Some international papers used ambassador image

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More commonly used images from Libya

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  • http://twitter.com/polleetickle Polleetickle of twttr

    your reply demonstrates intelligence. naturally I, and we can be sure a great many others do, agree with your reply wholeheartedly. But how is your wish put into motion with religious fanaticals? whereas, I am confident a firm approach to the originators stoking up this trouble would bring about more calm and sooner. RIP US embassy staff.

  • Jane Zee

    Isn’t there enough going on in the world for radicals not to kill innocent people over stupid anti-religious movies

  • Anonymous

    It appears the the online Moderator has acted appropriately in this matter so no further amplification or corrections on my part are necessary.

  • Anonymous

    here’s some more name calling for ya.

    you’re a complete moron. You shouldn’t be discussing current events since your brain has obviously become the consistency of tapioca pudding after years of right wing propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    Read the account of events in Libya, Yemen, et al, in the Daily Mail for a more balanced report of the events as they actually unfolded:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202606/Death-America-chant-protestors-storm-U-S-Embassy-Yemen-smashing-windows-pelting-offices-stones.html

  • Anonymous

    Read the account of events in Libya, Yemen, et al, in the Daily Mail for a more balanced report of the events as they actually unfolded:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202606/Death-America-chant-protestors-storm-U-S-Embassy-Yemen-smashing-windows-pelting-offices-stones.html

  • Anonymous

    And here’s just one more example of our State Department trying to put a minimal spin on the events in Yemen yesterday & today (from the WaPost):

    “In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said there had been “a small breach of the compound perimeter but no breach of embassy buildings” in Sanaa. She said all U.S. personnel were “safe and accounted for” and that Yemeni security forces were “in the process of restoring order” at the scene…

    Now let me put this in “context” for the unlearned – a “small breach” of an American outpost is a common event that DOS officials typically just work around with any minimal damage going virtually un-noticed.

    And “in-the-process of restoring order” is just about as good as having it already done!

    See, it’s not really that bad at all…let’s talk more about the North American drought.

  • Anonymous

    Hey B-M!

    You obviously have also been offended – too bad. In a nation such as ours we have a basic right to freedom of speech and that includes movies, videos and photographs. We don’t have to apologize for that, to anyone.

    As for the “context” of this event – it is the culmination of years of checkbook diplomacy, covert overthrows or attempts, and politically connected so-called diplomats, who lack the backbone and/or direction to defend our nation above all others. Had you ever dedicated even a portion of your liberal existence to defending and helping to build this once-great country, you’d likely understand that.

    However, your immediate resort to name calling and your lack of age and/or historic background in our failed foreign affairs as administration, after administration has attempted to police the world – tends to indicate that you may well be a DOS employee. Therefore, your reply is easily understood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1134325734 Bettyann Matkowski Frederick

    Your comments show what a total and complete idiot you are and how you lack the ability to grasp the context of this entire event.

  • Anonymous

    Oh! BTW – “U.S. Embassy in Yemen Stormed as Protests Over Film Spread”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-13/u-s-embassy-in-yemen-stormed-as-gunfire-heard-in-vicinity-1-.html

  • Anonymous

    That single photo – plain & simply – shows the American public what our failed foreign policy has on 11 Sept 2012, resulted in.

    And we should never have to defend our Constitutional Right to free speech. Because other nations do not allow their people such liberties, our Constitution is just one more reason they hate us.

  • http://twitter.com/polleetickle Polleetickle of twttr

    Isn’t there enough going on in the world for anyone else out there considering making provocative anti-religious movies to think twice? Sad, unnerving days.