Slide Show: How a Dozen U.S. Papers Covered bin Laden's Death on Their Front Pages

The Morning After the News Breaks, Inky Media Show Surprising Restraint

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One of our usual go-to places on the morning after momentous international news has broken is the Today's Front Pages section on the website of the Newseum, the news and journalism museum headquartered in Washington, D.C. But it's been down much on the morning -- crashed, presumably, from visitor overload -- so we pulled together a quick slide show of notable bin-Laden-is -dead front pages from a dozen U.S. newspapers, with a little help from Romenesko, the National Journal and in some cases the newspaper websites themselves.

A few of the front pages we've seen, like that of the Chicago Sun-Times, with its one-word headline ("DEAD"), are almost minimalistic. Others are rather sensationalistic (see the Daily News). But most are remarkably matter-of -fact -- even subdued.

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. Follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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