Here are the papers from around the state.
The New York papers are somewhat split, with previewing Obama’s visit to Ground Zero, and carrying news about the White House decision to not release photos proving Osama bin Laden is dead. The New York Post editorial board praises the non-release of the photos, and dedicates the front page to previewing the president’s visit. The Daily News editorail board also supports the photo decsionit, but makes that story their entire front page.
The most skeptical coverage easily goes to amNew York, with their ”Thanks but…” front page headline, which asks “where’s the photo?” and “are we less safe?”
I’m somewhat surprised that the further away from NYC you get, the smaller the stories are about Obama visit and bin Laden’s photo. Newsday, the paper that blankets Long Island, is back to worrying about Nassau county’s finances, giving only a bottom banner notice about the Ground Zero activities today. They do have a good, and local, 9/11-Obama-Ground Zero story, which, I think should have gotten bigger play. After Newsday’s Mike Amon iinquiries, the White House apologized to local man for sending him a letter addressed to “Dear 9/11 Family Member.”
How do you follow up on yesterday’s historic news?
Some papers are (still?) covering the reaction while most are getting into the more newsy backstory to how we got there. And with Obama’s visit to Ground Zero set for Thursday, the rest of the week is pretty much dedicated to Osama bin Laden.
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In the media capital of the world, there’s lots of ways to present the news. Here’s a sampling of the front pages from arond New York State, all (okay, nearly all) carrying Osama bin Laden’s death as the leading story.
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