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: As one would expect, Mitt Romney's speech was the lead story out of the convention.  Three main sets of images were noted: a) Romney amidst delegates heading to stage, b) Romney delivering speech, and c) variations of Romney, Ryan and families on stage after the speech, some with balloons dropping.


Tampa Bay Times & POLITICO

"Tampa's Big Bash Fires Up the GOP" - Alex Leary/Times Staff Writer
"GOP Still Not Glued to Him" - Maggie Haberman Politico
"Passion, but Few Specifics" - Adam C. Smith

Wide shot shows Romney, after his speech, waving amidst balloons and confetti (a sliver of Ann Romney, back of Mrs. Ryan, small bit of Paul Ryan visible; the crowd of delegates in the distance) - Daniel Wallace/Times

Tampa Tribune
14 pages
"'Now is the time'" - George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post
"Is there Sunshine in GOP's future?" - William March/The Tampa Tribune
"Bid adieu to delegates, fences and barricades" - Kenneth Knight and Josh Poltilove/The Tampa Tribune

Wide shot showing hundreds of delegates, Romney and Ryan on the stage waving and their wives just emerging from off stage, and balloons dropping.

USA Today

New York Times
(Washington Edition)
"Romney Vows to Deliver Country From Economic Travails" - Jeff Zeleny
(News Analysis) "A Suitor Makes the Case for Divorce" - Jim Rutenberg

Medium wide shot of the Romneys, the Ryans and various family members on stage after Romney's speech - Stephen Crowley

Wall Street Journal "Romney Vows to 'Restore' U.S." - Colleen McCain Nelson and Sara Murray
"After the Celebrating, Race Moves to Battleground States" - Patrick O'Connor and Sara Murray

Medium shot of Romney at the podium delivering speech, shot from the side - Win McNamee/Getty Images
Also, strip above nameplate: red white and blue balloons (kind of a wallpaper image) - Associated Press

Washington Post  "Romney seizes moment, lashes Obama" - Dan Balz
"The Likability Factor/The nomiee makes the case for his character" - Philip Rucker
"The Truth Factor/Fact checkers face quick push-back on Ryan speech"
- Rosalind S. Helderman

Medium wide shot of Mitt Romney amidst delegates (heading to stage to deliver speech) - Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post