Tuesday, May 30, 2006

War on America

The Daily Telegraph's "War on America" front page has been voted the most memorable of the last century in Newsnight's Big-Read-All-About-It initiative.

The front page from September 12, 2001 featured the unforgettable image of New York's Twin Towers ablaze and falling.


The competition, run in conjunction with the British Library, asked Newsnight viewers to vote for the most striking newspaper front page over the last hundred years. The Daily Telegraph front page, advocated by Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, won with 22.9% of the vote.

The full list of results is as follows:

1. War on America - The Daily Telegraph 22.9%
2. The First Footstep - Evening Standard 15.1%
3. Gotcha - The Sun 9.9%
4. Dunkirk Defence - Daily Sketch - 9.6%
5. Up Yours Delors - The Sun - 8.6%
6. He lied and lied and lied - The Guardian 8%
7. Freddie Starr ate my hamster - The Sun 7.6%
8. Mrs Pankhurst arrested - Daily Mirror 7.1%
9. Murderers - Daily Mail 6.2%
10. The War is Over, says IRA - Independent 2.6%
11. Games rocked by black power - Evening News 2.5% Posted by Picasa


At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Ashley 'I'm just bi-curious' Cp;e said...

Personally the headline I really remember is the one with Cheryl Tweedy when she punched that nightclub attendant.

At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Fred Funck said...

I liked 'Elton takes David up the Aisle' in the Sun. Beautiful, just like civil partnerships.

At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Lord Hesletine said...

I like 'it's the sun wot won it' myself. And you do too now don't you Gordon mmm?

At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember this front page, when is it from?

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Gordon said...

Anon, I take it you are jesting about the Telegraph's 9/12 frontpage.

At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Dave the Rave said...

Along a similar line to Fred Funck's comment, I enjoyed 'Another bites the pillow'. I believe it was also in the Sun about David and Elton.

What do you think about it Gordy? What's been your favourite Print headline? Will you be able to get off the fence long enough to express an opinion?? Come on Gordy, indulge us a little

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Gordon said...

I like a few of these. Gotcha is great - if insensitive. I also like Dunkirk Defence and the Guardian's one as well.

Although War on America is a worthy winner.

At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Johannes Gutenberg said...

My favourite headline is 'Online ad revenue set to overtake nationals by 2007'.

Some might be tempted to say traditional print advertising is dying.


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