3 May 2011

Got 'im...

It was a hectic 24-hours or so for newspaper graphic desks around the world as they frantically tried to illustrate just how U.S. Special Forces killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan early Monday morning (local time).

I thought it would be interesting to pull together a bunch of infographics from newspapers around the world and see how they each treated the subject. It's been an enlightening exercise. Some titles ran the barest of locator maps or relied entirely on wire graphics, others reissued or redrew the official U.S. Defense Department SketchUp model (like I did), others just plainly made it all up, and one European newspaper appeared to be taking the mickey with a highly unusual page one Photoshop do-up.

Have a look for yourselves and see what you think - starting in North America and working eastwards around the globe (clicking on a graphic will open a higher resolution image):

The Washington Post, U.S.A.

Los Angeles Times, U.S.A.

Chicago Tribune, U.S.A.

Houston Chronicle, U.S.A.

New York Post, U.S.A.

The Wall Street Journal, U.S.A.

USA Today, U.S.A.

The Denver Post, U.S.A.

The Globe And Mail, Canada

National Post, Canada

The Guardian, U.K.

The Independent, U.K.

The Daily Telegraph, U.K.

The Scotsman, U.K.

The Glasgow Herald, U.K.

Daily Mail, U.K.

Daily Express, U.K.

Daily Star, U.K.

Yorkshire Post, U.K.

Le Figaro, France

La Stampa, Italy

El Mundo, Spain

La Vanguardia, Spain

Dagblad De Pers, Netherlands

Gulf News, U.A.E.

Hindustan Times, India

DNA, India

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

The Age, Australia

The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand

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