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As fewer people read newspapers, more share their front pages

Newspapers are dying. But their front pages aren’t.

At a time when print advertising revenue continues to decline and publications are laying off staff in droves, newspaper covers are increasingly being shared digitally — helped along by the ease of posting on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.

But why? More than anything, these A1s are seen as an encapsulation of a historical event, to be seen and filed away for a distant time when we want to remember how much something mattered in its day.

Sharing a front on Twitter — or saving a digital copy as a PDF — is the modern-day equivalent of cutting out and saving a page from a significant edition, or just a funny New York tabloid front.

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‘The Lion Sleeps’: Nelson Mandela front pages

News of Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday at 95 led most world newspapers Friday. Since many newspapers used similar photos of South Africa’s first black president, type, headlines and design made certain pages stand out. All images courtesy the Newseum.

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‘Seared Into Our Soul’: JFK front pages

It’s not surprising that many newspapers used their front-pages Friday to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. But many did notable work, whether via artwork created for the occasion, front pages from 50 years ago or headlines that stress local connections to JFK. A small sampling of Friday fronts (there are way too many to salute them all). All images courtesy the Newseum.

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For Veterans Day, some newspapers tell love stories

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Most of the country’s newspapers led the day with images of flags, or veterans, young and old, together and alone, remembering and trying to forget. But a few newspapers told love stories.

The Gainesville Sun fronts a story from the Salisbury (N.C.) Post that’s woven through letters during World War II.

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‘Global Stuporstar’: How Canadian newspapers played Rob Ford crack admission

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told reporters Tuesday that he had smoked crack, “Probably in one of my drunken stupors.” One PR professional told the CBC Ford’s admission, which followed months of denial and a recent PR counteroffensive, seemed like “one of the most unconventional and mind-boggling communications strategies that I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Here’s how the news played on some Canadian newspapers:

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Newspapers show clouds over D.C. as shutdown looms

The U.S. government will shut down Tuesday morning if Congress doesn’t make progress on a funding dispute. But real clouds, too, have loomed over Washington, D.C., at times over the past few days, and the combination of weather and whether-or-not proved irresistible for some front-page designers.

USA Today (image courtesy the Newseum)
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Front pages from the Navy Yard shooting

A gunman killed 12 people Monday and wounded 14 at a mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Police killed Aaron Alexis, the man the FBI identified as the gunman. Some of the victims’ names had been released by Tuesday morning.

Here are some front pages from Tuesday.

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Long Beach Register, New Orleans Advocate debut

The Long Beach (Calif.) Register debuted Monday. “We’re not going to let a competitor come into our city and take it,” Los Angeles News Group’s Michael A. Anastasi told the Associated Press. His company produces the (Long Beach) Press-Telegram.

In other newspaper war news, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate launched its redesigned New Orleans edition Sunday. It will compete with The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, which does not publish a traditional home-delivered edition on Monday but does produce a “street” edition. To the front pages!

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Front pages from around the world celebrate birth of royal baby boy

Newspapers around the world featured the birth of the 8 lb 6 oz royal baby boy, who was born Monday afternoon. Some papers showed the “golden easel” outside Buckingham Palace; some showed earlier images of Kate Middleton and Prince William looking happy; others captured public reaction to the birth.

Below are front pages from Northern Ireland, Scotland, London, New York, Washington, D.C., and more.

The Sun in London changed its name to “The Son” in recognition of the birth. Front page courtesy of Kiosko.net.
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New York newspapers prepare for Eliot Spitzer’s return

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer confirmed Sunday he will run for comptroller of New York City. Spitzer’s term as governor ended in disgrace, as some of the region’s newspapers found time to point out on their Monday front pages.

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