Saturday’s front pages capture the nation’s horror after 26 people were killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Though many newspapers used quotes and partial phrases, some of the most powerful pages relied on the power of a single word.
Sunday’s front pages listed the names of the dead: 20 children at the school, all ages 6 and 7; 6 adults at the school, and the shooter’s mother at her home. There has been a quiet movement since the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting to minimize mentions of a killer’s name and remember the victims. These front pages underline that intention.
That roll call continued in some Monday papers, which also highlighted the speech given by President Obama at an interfaith service in Newtown on Sunday night.
All newspapers appear courtesy of the Newseum (a few have been cropped).