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Blog Post 2, March 16

TODAY’S FRONT PAGES, March 16, 2015

Note: All images courtesy of newseum.org.
 
ANALYSIS: Tuesday’s parliamentary election in Israel and concerns over China’s growing economic clout dominated the 12 American and international papers sampled today.

      Four newspapers either made Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s challenge to hold on as leader of the Israeli government their main story or main picture, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Israel’s Hareetz and the Wall Street Journal European edition, with the Los Angeles Times and the London Times also mentioning in on their front pages.

      Interestingly, most of the headlines paint Netanyahu in an underdog position, with the New York Times focusing its story on the rise of Arab parties in Israel, and other headlines using words like he was “pleading” for votes, Israelis may be “tiring” of him and he is “mobilizing forces” at “the last-minute.” Only one newspaper, the London Times, mentioned Netanayhu’s battle in a positive light.
    
      There were also mentions of Middle East-related news involving ISIS, Syria, and the ongoing talks with Iran over its nuclear program on six of the 11 front pages.

      Economic stories involving China were also prominent, with four newspapers mentioning China’s growing strength in the worldwide economic market.

      Also of note was a story about a suicide bomber in Pakistan who killed 13 people. While two newspapers, the Arab News in Kuwait, and the Wall Street Journal’s Asian edition, featured the attack on their front pages, no other newspaper did.

      However, The tabloid-edsque story of Robert Durst, a wealthy scion of New York’s most prominent real estate developer and the subject of an ongoing HBO documentary, received heavy coverage, with the Durst story the main article in both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

       On a lighter note, Selection Sunday, the day when the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament is announced, was mentioned on the front pages of all five U.S. newspapers.
  
       Taken as a whole, today’s sample seems to suggest that the Middle East, politically and militarily speaking, and China, economically speaking, were the main stories of the day, at least Sunday evening.
NEW YORK TIMES
 
BOSTON GLOBE
 
USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES TIMES
 
 
HAARETZ ENGLISH EDITION
WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPEAN EDITION
KUWAIT TIMES
DAILY NEWS EGYPT
JAPAN TIMES
WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA
THE LONDON TIMES
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