19 Of The Independent’s Most Striking Front Pages
Waaaaay back at the beginning of February, the Independent Newspaper announced it was to cease to exist, with all their content moving online. The Independent has often lead with some of the most famous headlines through the years. Here are Buzzfeed’s top 19
This first ever Independent front page, 7 October 1986.
2. Bono edited the edition of 16 May 2006, with its Damien Hirst-designed cover, and half of all revenues went to fighting AIDS in Africa.
Carl De Souza / AFP / Getty Images
3. This how the Indy bid farewell to Tony Blair’s premiership.
4. And covered the re-election of Barack Obama to the Oval Office in 2012.
12. Innovative use of data on a story about sexual assault victims, on 11 January 2013.
13. From November 2013 The Independent started putting the masthead on the left-hand side.
The Independent / Via Twitter: @amolrajan
14. Stark monochrome for the death of Margaret Thatcher, on 9 April 2013.
The Independent / Via Twitter: @RosamundUrwin
15. And something similar for the death of Nelson Mandela in December 2013.
16. The Indy became famous for putting animal causes at the centre of attention and in 2013 raised more than £500,000 to combat elephant poaching in Africa, in what it called its most successful campaign to date.
The Independent / Via Twitter: @independent
17. When aid worker Alan Henning was killed by ISIS fighters in October 2014, the Independent on Sundaydecided against showing a picture from ISIS’s propaganda film and said: “Here is the news, not the propaganda.”
The Independent on Sunday / Via Twitter: @suttonnick
19. Not every paper decided to put this image, showing the dead body of Alan Kurdi, on their front pages, but The Independent did with the headline: “Somebody’s child.”
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