The front page: How newspapers portrayed the Vegas massacre

A cowboy hat abandoned on the pavement. A boot. A sneaker.

A woman in denim shorts lying on her side, injured — or possibly dead — with blood streaking her bare legs. A man shielding with his body a woman lying on the ground. People sobbing in one another’s arms.

The glass-walled tower of the Mandalay Bay hotel, with the two ominously shattered windows from which the gunman fired.

“Carnage.” “Massacre.” “Horror.”

The era is long past when people get news from newspapers. The Las Vegas shooting took place late on a Sunday evening, too late for most of the Monday morning papers, at least in the eastern half of the country. And yet at a time of national tragedy the front pages of America’s, and indeed the world’s, dailies still serve an important civic function, ratifying our sense of what matters, distilling tragedy to a few iconic images or words. Precisely because they lack the infinite bandwidth of the Internet, their choice of what to show and say still matters in helping us think about the unthinkable. (Jerry Adler/Yahoo News)

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The front page: How newspapers portrayed the Vegas massacre

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‘Chicago Sun-Times’

“Chicago Sun-Times,” published in Chicago, Ill. (newseum.org)

‘Las Vegas Review-Journal’

“Las Vegas Review-Journal,” published in Las Vegas, Nev. (newseum.org)

‘Toronto Sun’

“Toronto Sun,” published in Toronto, Canada. (newseum.org)

‘Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’

“Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,” published in Little Rock, Ark. (newseum.org)

‘St. Louis Post-Dispatch’

“St. Louis Post-Dispatch,” published in St. Louis, Mo. (newseum.org)

‘New York Post’

“New York Post,” published in New York, N.Y. (newseum.org)

‘Los Angeles Times’

“Los Angeles Times,” published in Los Angeles, Calif. (newseum.org)

‘Clarin’

“Clarin,” published in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (newseum.org)

‘The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’

“The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,” publishd in Atlanta, Ga. (newseum.org)

‘Daily News’

‘Daily News,’ New York, N.Y. (newseum.org)

‘Detroit Free Press’

“Detroit Free Press,” published in Detroit, Mi. (newseum.org)

‘Libération’

“Libération,” published in Paris, France. (newseum.org)

‘Il Giornale di Vicenza’

“Il Giornale di Vicenza,” published in Vicenza, Italy. (newseum.org)

‘Boston Herald’

“Boston Herald,” published in Boston, Mass. (newseum.org)

‘The Miami Herald’

“The Miami Herald,” published in Miami, Fla. (newseum.org)

‘The Herald Bulletin’

“The Herald Bulletin,” published in Anderson, Ind. (newseum.org)

‘The Irish Times’

“The Irish Times,” published Dublin, Ireland. (newseum.org)

‘The Courier-Mail’

“The Courier-Mail,” published in Brisbane, Australia. (newseum.org)

‘Lexington Herald-Leader’

“Lexington Herald-Leader,” published in Lexington, Ky. (newseum.org)

‘Trouw’

“Trouw,” published in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (newseum.org)

‘Express’

“Express,” published in Washington, D.C. (newseum.org)

‘El Diario – La Prensa’

“El Diario – La Prensa,” publsihed in Brooklyn, N.Y. (newseum.org)

‘The Denver Post’

“The Denver Post,” published in Denver, Colo. (newseum.org)

‘Omaha World-Herald’

“Omaha World-Herald,” published in Omaha, Neb. (newseum.org)

‘The Jersey Journal’

“The Jersey Journal,” Jersey City, N.J. (newseum.org)

‘The Virginian-Pilot’

“The Virginian-Pilot,” published in Norfolk, Va. (newseum.org)

‘The Columbus Dispatch’

“The Oregonian,” published in Portland, Ore. (newseum.org)

‘The Washington Post’

“The Washington Post,” published in Washington, D.C. (newseum.org)

‘The Columbus Dispatch’

“The Columbus Dispatch,” published in Columbus, Ohio.(newseum.org)

‘The Seattle Times’

“The Seattle Times,” published in Seattle, Wash. (newseum.org)

‘The Charlotte Observer’

“The Charlotte Observer,” published in Charlotte, N.C. (newseum.org)

‘The New York Times’

“The New York Times,” published in New York, N.Y. (newseum.org)

‘Philadelphia Tribune’

“Philadelphia Tribune,” publsihed in Philadelphia, Pa. (newseum.org)

‘The Dallas Morning News’

“The Dallas Morning News,” published in Dallas, Texas.(newseum.org)

‘Cape Times’

“Cape Times,” published in Cape Town, South Africa. (newseum.org)

‘The Salt Lake Tribune’

“The Salt Lake Tribune,” pulbished in Salt Lake City, Utah. (newseum.org)