Here Are The 10 Most Popular 2015 Newspaper Front Pages

Here Are The 10 Most Popular 2015 Newspaper Front Pages


The BBC’s Nick Sutton and Neil Henderson tweet the front pages of every newspaper every day of the year with the hashtag #tomorrowspaperstoday. Here are their most retweeted front pages this year. (Warning: this post contains upsetting images.)

The Independent - 8th January 2015

Total retweets: 1365.
The Charlie Hebdo terrorism attacks in Paris in January, resulting in the deaths of 11 people, provoked outrage throughout the world. This front page cartoon by Dave Brown published the following day was widely shared on social media.

The Independent / Via Twitter: @suttonnick

Daily Mirror - 8th May 2015

Total retweets: 1,209.
For weeks the media was convinced that the General Election result would be the closest in many years, but the exit poll on the 7th May predicted the complete opposite, a comfortable Conservative majority. The two front pages of the Daily Mirror reflects this. The page on the left at 10.30pm on election night shows the surprise result of the exit poll, the front page one on the right four hours later when the prediction seemed right.

Daily Mirror / Via Twitter: @suttonnick

The Independent and various - 2nd September 2015

Total retweets: 1,081 / 1,070.
The powerful heartbreaking image Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian boy who drowned between Turkey and Greece was published in many of newspapers in September. A montage of the newspapers was widely shared, and The Independent ran the image in full on the front page. Amol Rajan, the editor of The Independent explained why: "The power to shock is a vital instrument of journalism, and therefore democracy. Our motivation wasn’t avaricious; it was to shock the world into action, to improve refugee policy – which is why the accompanying editorial and petition had clear policy recommendations – and to put pressure on a Prime Minister whose behaviour in this crisis has been embarrassing."

The Independent / Via Twitter: @suttonnick

Various newspapers - 14th November 2015

Total retweets: 954.
The co-ordinated terrorist attacks in Paris in November, with involved suicide bombings and mass shootings outside of restaurants and inside the Bataclan theater, resulted in 130 deaths and more than 350 people being injured. This news obviously dominated all of the front pages in the UK for many days after and this montage of front pages the following morning was shared widely on Twitter.

Daily Telegraph / La Voix / Liberation / The Sun / The Times / Daily Mirror / Daily Mail / Independent / i / Via Twitter: @suttonnick

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