Front Page Coverage: How The Convention Played on Page One

Day Before
Aug. 26, 2012
(Aug. 27 Newspapers)

Day One
Aug. 27, 2012
(Aug. 28 Newspapers)
Day Two
Aug. 28, 2012
(Aug. 29 Newspapers)

Day Three
Aug. 29, 2012
(Aug. 30 Newspapers)

Day Four
Aug. 30, 2012
(Aug. 31 Newspapers)

Summary: Based on an "at a glance" look at a number of front pages, Paul Ryan's speech was the lead story. The dominant images are Ryan delivering his speech and Ryan with his family after the speech.   


Tampa Bay Times & POLITICO

"ON THE ATTACK" - Alex Leary, Adam C. Smith and Steve Bousquet [Times]
"Romney's speech/What needs to be said" - Maggie Haberman [Politico] 
"Protesters vs. police/Surprise: no big clash" - Leonora Lapeter Anton [Times]

Medium shot of Paul Ryan and family on stage after his speech - Dirk Shadd/Times
Small head shot of Mitt Romney - Getty Images
Protestor wearing bandana, fist raised - Melissa Lyttle/Times

Tampa Tribune
12 pages
"Tampa's own Bondi fires up delegates" - Kevin Wiatrowski
"GOP's Hispanic problem pivotal" - William March
"Ryan: 'We can do this'" teaser

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens  - Jason Behnken /Staff
Sen. Marco Rubio during a mic. check - Jay Conner/Staff
Head shot of Paul Ryan

USA Today

New York Times
(National Edition)
"Ryan Calls for a U.S. Turnaround, Led by Romney" - Jim Rutenberg
[Mitt Romney] "Defeat, Introspection, Reinvention, Nomination" - Michael Barbaro

Medium shot of Paul Ryan rehearsing speech - Damon WinterThe New York Times

Wall Street Journal "Ryan Pledges GOP Rebirth In Accepting VP Nomination" - Janet Hook and Peter Nicholas

Medium shot of Paul Ryan delivering speech - Win McNamee/Getty Images
Also, strip above nameplate: six images including a couple of Republican elephants, hats

Washington Post  "Ryan seizes role of aggressor as delegates cheer" - Karen Tumulty
"Yacht parties, private briefings: Top donors enjoy GOP's perks" - Jason Horowitz and Dan Eggen

Small MCU of Paul Ryan waving to crowd during acceptance speech.  [Dominant photo is from storm in Lousiana].

Washington Post Special Edition "Ryan seizes roll of aggressor"
"Talking tough congressman from Wis. accepts nod" - Karen Tumulty
"GOP lavishes perks on top donors" - Jason Horowitz and Dan Eggen
"Republicans scout their bench" - Joel Achenbach

Medium wide shot of Paul Ryan and family on stage after his speech - Lucian Perkins for The Washington Post.
MCU of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

Washington Times

"Ryan: 'Clearest possible choice'" - Stephen Dinan
"'Etch A Sketch' image starts to erase" - Stephen Dinan
"Political pecking order doesn't sit well with some states" - Valerie Richardson

Medium shot of Paul Ryan delivering speech - Ron Lamkey/The Washington Times

National Journal Convention Daily
32 pages incl. 10 full page ads

"Turning the Tables" - Ronald Brownstein
"Why (and How) Romney Is Playing the Race Card" - Ron Fournier

Medium wide shot of Paul Ryan waving (heading out onto stage for speech?) - Liz Lynch

The Hill
24 pages incl. 6 full page ads
"Romney carves up president" - Russell Berman and Erik Wasson
"Convention tinged with Obama envy" - [no byline]

Medium shot of Paul Ryan and family on stage after his speech - Greg Nash