Today's Front Pages Analysis
Grim news, powerful images
Amid tough economic times, even the value of your life is eroding.
“Your life, worth less,” said The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, leading with a story on a new EPA valuation of the price that people — and employers — would pay to avoid certain risks. Many papers illustrated the EPA study with charts that spiraled downward.
The News-Press in Ft. Myers, Fla., offered some counterbalance to the story that has major policy implications with the sub-headline: “Some charge White House is cooking books.”
Small comfort, that. Let’s turn to the nation’s photojournalists to see the stories they tell in pictures today:
- The St. Petersburg Times in Florida photographed an 18-year-old girl from the neck down, her arms and legs in braces after an attack that left her comatose. The photo illustrates her mother’s story, “My Soul is Broken.”
- “Six Lucky Ducks Saved in Afternoon Rescue in Peoria” read the headline for a photo of ducklings in a trash-littered storm drain in the Journal Star.
- “Child on the Mend” in Biloxi, Miss.’s Sun Herald depicted a 3-year-old girl with injuries from an attack by a pit bull, also pictured.
- The Herald News in West Paterson, N.J., offered a vivid photo to illustrate the summertime fire-hydrant story with “Grief over relief / Open hydrants refresh kids, yet pose hazard.”
- “He’ll Call ’Em, You Shoot ’Em” was the grabber headline for an image of a man who makes duck calls in South Carolina’s Bluffton Today.
- “Hog Heaven” read the Culpeper (Va.) Star-Exponent headline over a photo of a boy giggling from a close encounter with his hog.
- The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., chronicled continuing wildfires with a poignant photo of a man walking from his home, unable to find his blind and deaf dog, with the headline “Wildfire Chars Homes, Forces Evacuations.”
- To see a big one that did not get away, check out the 348.2-pound halibut caught in Alaska, as seen in the Anchorage Daily News.
firstname.lastname@example.org Patty Rhule is a project editor at the Newseum.