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Covertimes: Enjoy Front Page Newspaper Photos from Around the World

ScreenHunter_18 Jul. 11 14.00

News photographers have a potentially valuable new tool with Covertimes, a new website that congregates images of front pages from newspapers around the world.

mobilescreenThe 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]


 
 
  • Rabi Abonour

    Newseum has done this for some time, but this is definitely a better interface. Very cool.