On Monday, Poynter shared front pages remembering the late actor Robin Williams. In the 10 months I’ve worked at Poynter, I’ve never seen so many foreign papers spotlighting the same story. The Newseum has more.
Herald Sun, Melbourne, Australia:
Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, Australia:
Metro Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada:
Las Ultimas Noticias, Santiago, Chile:
Libération, Paris, France:
Badisches Tagblatt, Baden-Baden, Germany:
The Sun, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
The New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand:
Note: Williams actually played John Keating in “Dead Poets Society.” In “Good Will Hunting,” he played Sean Maguire.
Público – Lisbon Edition, Lisbon, Portugal:
ARA, Barcelona, Spain:
Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich, Switzerland:
United Daily News, Taipei, Taiwan:
The Guardian, London, UK:
Alex Fitzpatrick, Time’s homepage director, tweeted the magazine’s front on Wednesday.
Love our cover this week: pic.twitter.com/aBo5VO4ltz
— Alex Fitzpatrick (@AlexJamesFitz) August 13, 2014
As coverage of the comedian and his death by suicide continue, here’s a piece from Poynter’s Al Tompkins from Monday on “How to cover the Robin Williams story responsibly.”
On that note, here’s a lesson from the New York Daily News on how to not cover Williams’ death responsibly.