Sometimes, particularly at times of significant world events, I go to the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages to get a sense of how (or if) the rest of the world is reporting about them. It’s very interesting and the technology that allows you to look at so many front pages is way cool, too.

“Today’s Front Pages” is an online presentation of one of the Newseum’s most popular exhibits. Every morning, more than 400 newspapers from around the world submit their front pages to the Newseum via the Internet … the full selection of each day’s front pages is available on by 9:30 a.m. daily.”

This isn’t a tool that allows you to search or look at front pages from other dates and you can only view FRONT pages, all of which doesn’t make this a research tool. That said, I still refer to it regularly to get a sense of how the world responds to events. They do keep archived front pages for major world events and you can find those at Archived Front Pages.

Try the map view. I’m disappointed that there are no Saskatchewan newspapers represented. A couple of years ago I contacted the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and provided them with the information they would need to participate, but no luck. I’m going to give it another shot. If your local paper isn’t there, encourage it to join, too. Instructions are here.


  1. I’ve always loved this site – as well as which represents the world’s news in 100 pictures every day.

  2. I, too, love the site — and enjoy the tenbyten site Simon C refers to. If you want to see another and slightly crazy way to represent news, take a look at newsmap. It uses something called a “treemap,” though I’ve never understood what the “tree” is doing in the name, because there’s no branching etc. Evidently a treemap is: “a space-constrained visualization of hierarchical structures.”