April 21, 2021

Almost a year ago, newspapers around the country captured outrage after George Floyd’s death. 

“Time to speak up,” read a sign from a photo in Rhode Island.

“Silence is violence,” read a sign from another in North Carolina.

“America is choking on racism.” read one in Massachusetts.

The protests spread.

“Both locally and nationwide, the George Floyd killing triggered some of the most widespread civic unrest in half a century,” Minnesota’s Sahan Journal reported Tuesday after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts in Floyd’s death.

Wednesday’s front page from the Minneapolis Star Tribune was designed by lead news designer Josh Jones, the Star Tribune’s Greg Mees told Poynter in a direct message.

“We really wanted the focus of this to be on our community and the impact on our city and state, while also capturing the historic moment.”

Here are some of the other front pages that captured that news, via Twitter, newspaper websites and Freedom Forum.

And here are a few fronts from outside the U.S.:


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Kristen Hare teaches local journalists the critical skills they need to serve and cover their communities as Poynter's local news faculty member. Before joining faculty…
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