Front Page Coverage of the Vice
|Below is a summary of how the vice presidential debate was covered on the front pages
of ten of the top U.S.
newspapers (according to Burrelles Luce). The newspapers were
viewed the Newseum Today's Front Pages website (+).
|The Wall Street Journal
||"Sharp Jabs Dominate Combative VP Debate"
- Carol E. Lee, Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson
shots side by side: Biden pointing, Ryan gesturing with his hand
||"Biden and Ryan turn up the heat:
Candidates clash over economy and terrorism" - Richard Wolf
shot of Biden and Ryan seated at the debate table; Biden is
and Ryan is looking on - Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
|New York Times
||"Biden and Ryan Quarrel Aggressively in
Debate, Offering Contrasts" - Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg
ON THE FOLD
News Analysis: "The Fire This Time" - Jonathan Weisman
shot of Biden and Ryan seated at the table, Biden smiling
also see the fingertips of the moderator - John Gress/Reuters
|Los Angeles Times
||"Ready for Battle"
teaser below photo refers to Election 2012, AA1
shot from back of stage, Ryan and Biden about to shake hands before the
debate, members of the audience in the background - Michael
|Daily News (New York)
||Main story is UH-O, Yanks fall to
"Smiling' Joe Bites Back" teaser strip above the baseball photo.
Full Debate Coverage - Pages 4-5
|Tabloid: Baseball photo
dominant. Teaser strip has headshots
of Biden and Ryan - nc
|San Jose Mercury News
stories (Giants, A's)
BELOW THE FOLD
"Candidates clash early and don't let up" - David Espo and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Photo run quite small; MCU of Biden and Romney standing and gesturing after the debate - Michael Reynolds, AP/ Pool
|New York Post||Split front
page. "For the Birds" baseball story/photo on the left.
Bold headline "Vote for Joe" on the right; subhead "Preening VP shows O how to debate" teaser... Full Coverage: Pages 4-5
head and shoulders cut-out of Joe Biden -nc
|Washington Post||"Biden and Ryan pull no punches: Trading
Jabs on Taxes, Foreign Policy" - Dan Balz and Philip Rucker
ON THE FOLD
Smaller image, MCU head and shoulders shot of Ryan and Biden (according to caption shaking hands after the debate), a few members of the audience blurry in background - Michael Reynolds/Associated Press
||Dominant story "Why Brizard Had to
"Biden Bites Into Ryan: VP goes where Obama couldn't in attack-dog role at debate" teaser... Chicago's Best Campaign Coverage 10-12
no debate photo
"Biden: President leads with 'steady hand and clear vision'"
"Ryan: Country going in wrong direction under Obama" - Michael Finnegan and Alana Semuels, Tribune Newspapers
shot shows Biden (gesturing with index finger), moderator Marth Raddatz
(from the back) and Ryan (speaking and gesturing) - Saul