Saturday, 7 May 2011

Best ever front page? Telegraph combines royal wedding and the killing of Osama Bin Laden

The Huffington Post is highlighting the Daily Telegraph's weekly world edition for combining the Royal Wedding and the killing of Osama bin Laden for its splash - with one commentator describing it as the "greatest front page ever".

Huff Media says the front page is "An absolutely astonishing melding of the royal wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden. The wedding got bigger play, but the two stories turned the front page into a kind of global symbol for the twin poles of fluff and grit, hard news and soft, that make up today's journalistic world."

It notes that The Atlantic's James Fallows was very direct in his opinion about the page, calling it: "the greatest front page ever" and saying it won't be topped.

Huff Media is running a poll asking readers if the front page is the "best ever". So far those voting "definitely" are just beating those voting "no way".

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