Cape Times front page lauded abroad

Newseum in Washington displayed Cape Times Thursday frontpage. pic supplied

Newseum in Washington displayed Cape Times Thursday frontpage. pic supplied

Published Feb 21, 2016


Carlo Petersen


THE front page of the Cape Times’s Friday edition has been chosen among the world’s Top Ten Front Pages at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

The Cape Times front page featured an article headlined, “Arrest Max Price”. The story was about student activists filing criminal complaints against the UCT vice-chancellor and the university on Thursday last week.

The front page also carried a photograph and an article related to the annual Gay Pride event in Cape Town.

The Cape Times front page was exhibited alongside world-renowned The Guardian newspaper from UK, and National Post from Canada, outside the Newseum on Friday.

As part of its advocacy to educate the public on the news and journalism, the Newseum displays the Top Ten Front Pages at its Washington building daily.

The selections are made from more than 800 newspaper front pages sent to Newseum daily by the newspaper publishers. Newseum also carries all the front pages on its website.

“The selections for the Top Ten are at each of the daily editors’ discretion and may focus on the headline, photos, innovative design or something else that elevates the front page above the rest,” the Newseum said on its website.

The Newseum is a museum dedicated to the history and development in news and journalism. It also hosts a Journalists Memorial, a two-storey glass structure bearing names of reporters, photographers, editors and broadcasters who have died in the line of duty.

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