Front pages

Front page of the day: Malaysia’s The Star and MH370

We’re testing out some new places for this daily feature, which you can find in Jim Warren’s morning newsletter and on Poynter’s Front Page of the Day Tumblr. Today, and for a while, you can also find it here. When possible, I’ll check in with the newspaper and the designers to see what went into making the front.

Here’s today’s pick, via Newseum, from The Star in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Star led with news that we’ll soon know more on the wreckage found at Reunion Island. Many think the found piece came from MH370, which went missing in March of last year. The Star also included an update on the investigation of MH17, which was shot down near the Russian border last July. Read more


Commentary: Front pages still matter

Part of my morning routine is to look for front pages. I check Newseum. I check Kiosko. I check the Twitter and Facebook feeds of places where news is happening, such as Kenya on Friday.

Newspapers have had a tough time for awhile now, but when something big happens, we still share their front pages digitally. I saw them everywhere after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson almost one year ago, after the murders at Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January and after the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling last month. The (Charleston, South Carolina) Post and Courier’s Sunday front page after nine people were murdered was so powerful. So is the art that the (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) Sentinel and Enterprise has published since an artist took over its front page for 26 days. Read more


Front pages in Kenya welcome President Obama



Newspapers, radio and television stations across Kenya led with a welcome to President Obama on Friday, including Taifa Leo and The East African on the right. The BBC’s Janet Onyango shared images of the coverage. In Nairobi, journalist Rachel Jones Instagrammed images of many Friday fronts.

On Thursday, Poynter’s Ben Mullin wrote about why Kenyans are mad at CNN after the network called the country a terror hotbed. That led to the hashtag #somebodytellCNN. The same hashtag was used two years ago by Kenyans, journalist Nanjala Nyabola wrote for Al Jazeera at the time.

Also on Thursday, Committee to Protect Journalists’ Sue Valentine wrote about the president’s visit to Kenya and asked “Will Obama’s visit boost hopes for press freedom in Kenya?”

Here’s a small collection of fronts from Kenya I found through the sites, Twitter and Facebook accounts of these newspapers. Read more

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How 5 newspapers ran news of the Iran nuclear deal

On Wednesday, many newspaper front pages from around the world led with Tuesday’s news of a deal limiting Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Here’s a quick collection of five of them, from Newseum and Kiosko.
Neue Vorarlberger Tageszeitung in Austria:

Shahrara in Iran:


Haaretz in Israel:


The New York Times in the U.S.:

ABC in Spain:

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23 front pages from Nepal’s devastating earthquake

The number of dead keeps rising after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. According to a report Monday morning from the BBC, that number is now up to 4,000. Here are 23 front pages from around the world that led with the news on Monday, from the Newseum and Kiosko. This is a huge collection, more than we’d normally gather, and there are a few reasons for that. Usually when a news event makes the front page, there are one or two photos that most newspapers use. Here, you’ll find images that zoom in to show people in Nepal and images that zoom out to show the devastation those people are now dealing with. And today, there are many of both. Also, it’s rare to find an event that makes front pages pretty much everywhere. Read more

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‘Seeing Red’: Front pages from states that swung on Tuesday night

Here are some front pages from states that switched from blue to red last night. There are many other notable fronts to point out, by the way, from the New York Post to the Daily News to the cover of Time. In Chicago, Red Eye is taking the conversation on Twitter and Instagram to “what now?” These pages are courtesy the Newseum.

Senate races:

From Arkansas, where Tom Cotton beat Sen. Mark Pryor, here’s the front of Little Rock’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:


From Colorado, where Sen. Mark Udall lost to Cory Gardner, here’s the front of the Fort Collins Coloradoan in Fort Collins:


From Iowa, where Joni Ernst beat Bruce Braley, here’s the The Des Moines Register:

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Steve Daines beat Amanda Curtis in Montana. Read more

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‘Vote’: Here’s how 5 newspapers put the election on the front page

Newspaper front pages can go in a number of directions on Election Day, but the general theme is usually clear — go and vote, here’s why. Here are five front pages from Tuesday that send that message out quite clearly. (Newseum, where I got these images, also has its own top 10.)

The (Appleton, Wisconsin) Post-Crescent:


The (Fond du lac, Wisconsin) Reporter:


The Poughkeepsie (New York) Journal:


The Baltimore Sun:


The Des Moines Register:


Related 5 voter guides, from BuzzFeed to Vice

How news orgs plan digital coverage of midterms Read more

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Newspapers celebrate World Cat Day

It’s World Cat Day. Happy World Cat Day. To help you celebrate, here are front pages featuring cats. (Front pages courtesy Newseum.) Read more


Sex-slave investigation shares Philly Daily News’ front page with ‘Sexy Singles’

Philadelphia’s location between several mid-Atlantic cities “creates a particularly attractive opportunity for the brokers of enslaved women,” Morgan Zalot writes in an investigation of sex trafficking published in the Philadelphia Daily News early Tuesday.

Philly is also a place where “Sexy Singles” appear in swimsuits, according to its front page.


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‘You made us proud’: Argentine paper celebrates second place

We’ve spent some time enjoying good, bad and the Turkish newspaper fronts during the World Cup. Here’s one last look at how newspapers in the losing and winning countries responded on the front page, courtesy the Newseum.

This is how you celebrate your team, even if that team came in second place (which seems pretty awesome to me). This front is from Buenos Aires Herald, in Buenos Aires, Argentina:


And from BILD, in Berlin, Germany, the shiny gold trophy it has used as the letter “i” in its name for most of the World Cup finally pays off:


Most of the Brazilian newspapers showed Germany’s team celebrating, but this is a nice photo illustration from Lance! — Rio de Janeiro:


And finally, from Fotomac, in Istanbul, Turkey, just because we can:

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