The world’s newspapers at my fingertips

I’ve discovered a fascinating new website. Well, fascinating for news junkies like myself… It’s the Washington-based Newseum, which collects front pages every day from many newspapers in many countries. Below is today’s link page, saying there are 574 front pages from 53 countries. It it were a weekday there would be more – 800 of the world’s newspapers submit their pages. They include several New Zealand newspapers.

Jumping-off point for today’s North American newspapers. Clicking on a yellow marker brings up the front page for that locality's newspaper. Click to enlarge.

Jumping-off point for today’s North American newspapers. Clicking on a yellow marker brings up a small version of the front page for that locality's newspaper, and it can be made bigger for easy readingy. ( Click to enlarge this image.)

There are similar maps for different regions of the world and newspapers can also be selected from lists and pages of thumbnails. They open up very fast and are moderately readable on the computer screen. However, clicking a button can load a newspaper in much higher resolution PDF form.

The website also has general information about the world of newspapers, and descriptions of the physical Newseum museum and display centre, which opened in April 2009.

Sunday Mail (Brisbane), Sunday Sun (Calgary), El Espectador (Bogota). Click to enlarge.

Sunday Mail (Brisbane), Sunday Sun (Calgary), El Espectador (Bogota). Click to enlarge.

Gulf News (UAE), Tribune (Mesa, Arizona), Leon Milenio (Mexico). Click to enlarge.

Gulf News (UAE), Tribune (Mesa, Arizona), Leon Milenio (Mexico). Click to enlarge.

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