On Missouri front pages, a governor’s downfall

Newspapers in Missouri led Wednesday with a historic event: Gov. Eric Greitens announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon after a short tenure filled with controversy.

In January, the governor admitted to a 2015 extramarital affair with his hairdresser and was accused of threatening to blackmail the woman with a compromising photograph. The Missouri legislature was holding a special session to consider Greitens’ impeachment amid other controversies including campaign donations and his use of a self-destructing texting app.

Here’s how publications around the state presented the news in their Wednesday papers, via Newseum.

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch front page

Kansas City Star front page

Springfield News-Leader front page

Jefferson City News Tribune front page

Columbia Missourian front page

Joplin Globe front page

St. Joseph News-Press front page

Fulton Sun front page

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    Taylor Blatchford

    Taylor Blatchford is the 2018 Google News Initiative Fellow at The Poynter Institute. She recently graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in investigative and international journalism.

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