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You can see all the inauguration pages elsewhere. But you came here to see the best, and here it is:
The newspaper with the best front design today is Newsday for the best crop on the best photo.
It's better to show than to tell. Many newspapers echoed Obama's words – "We have chosen hope over fear" – but few chose this photo which tells the tale. The Obamas' smiles say "confidence" better than any words ever could.
And of those papers that chose this photo, none cropped it for maximum impact like Newsday, putting Mr. Obama front and center where he belonged.
An honorable mention goes to The Salt Lake Tribune,
for trying something different and elegant.
Today marks a beginning for America – and an end for newspapers.
Four years from now, at the next inauguration, there will be fewer front pages to look at – if there are any pages to look at, at all.
So we should take a moment to savor this page and all the others published today, then get back to work and find a way to monetize
the journalism that supports our democracy – that's what Obama would do
if he were a journalist.
Choosing hope over fear is only the beginning. The work has barely begun.
And speaking of new ways to monetize journalism:
See the stories that tweens are reading today at TweenTribune, like the conjoined twins who are thinking about marriage, the hamburger that is impossible to eat, and the woman who was arrested after a 4-year-old ratted her out.
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