News photographers have a potentially valuable new tool with Covertimes, a new website that congregates images of front pages from newspapers around the world.
The site, also available as an iPhone or Android app, averages more than 400 newspapers a day, offering an at-a-glance summary of what’s hot at the moment.
For photojournalists (or just ambitious iPhone owners), that could mean a better idea of what their peers around the world are creating, and what photos newspaper editors around the world are choosing to feature prominently on their publication.
Here are a few of our impressions from looking at a few days worth of collages:
- Sports shots are big for European newspapers.
- To appeal to American editors, look for photo opps that include an American flag and to which “hero” could conceivably appear in the headline.
- If all else fails, suck it up and become a paparazzi,. Nothing sells like celebrity shots. (We kid, but you’ll see that there’s some truth to that.)
The site/app is run by Spanish-language soccer media site Resultados Futbol and includes options for viewing front pages by date, country or category.
Newspaper Covers from around the world [Covertimes]