25 election front pages let pictures speak louder with words

Photography dominated most of today’s front pages, with very few words announcing President Obama’s re-election. Several of the papers below illustrate the power of a single word. A few papers (shown at bottom) chose to combine images of Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, his GOP opponent. All papers appear courtesy of the Newseum; some have been cropped to remove ads.

The Times of London appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat appears courtesy of the Newseum
The (Virginia) News Leader appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Kansas City (Mo.) Star appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Boston (Mass.) Herald appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Stevens Point (Wis.) Journal appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Citizens’ Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., appears courtesy of the Newseum
The (Lynchburg, Va.) News & Advance appears courtesy of the Newseum
The (Appleton, Wis.) Post-Crescent appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Virginian-Pilot, based in Norfolk, Va., appears courtesy of the Newseum
Barcelona’s ARA appears courtesy of the Newseum
The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger appears courtesy of the Newseum
British Columbia’s The Province appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Danville (Va.) Register & Bee appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Huntsville (Ala.) Times appears courtesy of the Newseum
The St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle appears courtesy of the Newseum
The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin appears courtesy of the Newseum
Dutch newspaper de Volksrant appears courtesy of the Newseum
Canada’s Globe and Mail appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Buffalo (N.Y.) News appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Daily Star, based in Beirut, Lebanon, appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Belgium-based De Standaard appears courtesy of the Newseum
Czechoslovakia’s Hospodářské noviny appears courtesy of the Newseum

Not to be left out, there is also this:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=51905148 Whitney Dziurka

    best part is how they show Mitt Romney as the winner…. oops.

  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    Thanks for the comment. I try to add the paper’s location but sometimes I run out of time before I can do that. When I get a chance, I will add those notes. –Julie Moos, Director of Poynter Online

  • Anonymous

    cool and I mean that
    Only thing I say if you do it again and please do, can you put where the papers come from please

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.knilands Robert Knilands

    As always, the foreign papers do more and say more. For all the bluster of the U.S. designers, they never seem to even come remotely close to matching the presentations of other countries’ publications. Of course, I’m sure they blame “word people,” rather than their own complete lack of sensible creativity, for the problem.
    Also — “DOWN TO THE WIRE”? Way to hold on for that important news, Buffalo!