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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 Today’s Front Pages exhibit does not include front pages from previous dates. The front pages on our site are protected by U.S. copyright laws and remain the intellectual property of the publishers who so generously share them with us. Under exclusive agreements with each participating publisher, the Newseum has permission to display the front pages online and internally on their publication date only. We have no authority to redistribute them for purposes outside of these agreements. We recommend that you contact the newspaper directly for information on obtaining back issues.
NewseumED, the website of the Newseum’s education department, has archived front pages from events that are considered of historical significance and fit its educational mission. You must be registered for NewseumED to view the archived pages; registration is free.
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:
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.