FAQ

Today’s Front Pages

All general-interest newspapers are invited to participate. The front pages in our display are sent voluntarily from each newspaper. Some newspapers do not have the technological capability of transmitting their front pages electronically in the required format. Others choose not to participate.

A portion of the front pages we receive each morning is included in our Front Pages exhibit at the Newseum. However, all of the 800 or more front pages received are included in that day’s online exhibit. If you don’t see a particular newspaper that was previously posted, the newspaper simply may not have submitted that day’s front page, or there may have been a technical problem with the electronic transmission.

We encourage new contributions from newspapers in underrepresented geographic areas. If you represent such a newspaper, write us at frontpages@newseum.org.

Central America is part of the map under North America. Please use the directional buttons to scroll down for Central America.

Ask your newspaper to send an email to frontpages@newseum.org for specific instructions on how to participate in “Today’s Front Pages.”

With the exception of student newspapers, any general interest newspaper with the technological capability of transmitting their front pages can be a part of the online exhibit.

Yes. Though several newspapers have moved the bulk of their news coverage online, they can continue to be part of the online exhibit.

The exhibit does not provide daily front pages from previous dates. We recommend that you contact the newspaper directly for information on obtaining back issues. We keep a front-page archive chronicling events of historical significance.

You can read articles by opening a scalable PDF file or by clicking a link directly to the newspaper’s website. Here’s how to open the new window containing the PDF and website links:

  • Gallery view: Click on the thumbnail image to open the new window
  •  Map view: Roll your mouse pointer over the map until an image of the page you want to view appears on the right side of the screen, then click to open the new window
  •  List view: Roll your mouse pointer down the list of newspaper names until an image of the paper you want to view appears on the right side of the screen, and then click to open the new window

After you have opened the new window, you will see two links at the top of the page. One of the links will take you directly to the newspaper’s website. The other link opens a PDF file of the front page, which has a magnifier tool that you can use to zoom in on any part of the page.

The Newseum has a special agreement with newspaper companies that allows it to display their front pages every day. The Newseum does not own these front pages — each newspaper holds the copyright to its own front page — and U.S. copyright laws apply. Anyone seeking permission to use a front page for personal reasons must contact the newspaper directly. You can learn more about copyright laws and “fair use” at www.copyright.gov.

Selections for the Top 10 are at each of the daily editor’s discretion and may focus on headlines, photos, innovative design or something else that elevates the front pages above the rest.

A different editor chooses the Top 10 each day. A front page that is consistently interesting may end up being selected more than once in a week. The editors independently peruse the front pages to determine his or her selections.

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