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The New York Times paper dedicated its entire front page from Sunday’s edition to those who have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The front page featured the headline, US Deaths Near 100,000, an Incalculable Loss, with a subtitle reading, They Were Not Simply Names on a List. They Were Us. The first page and three subsequent others were also divided into six columns, where names and brief descriptions of 1,000 victims were listed.
According to Simone Landone, assistant editor of the publication’s graphics desk, the text list replaced the usual articles that were ridden with graphics and photographs to shine a light on the vastness of lives lost.
The columns on the page not only listed the names of the victims, but also highlighted their achievements in life. Among them were, “Lila Fenwick, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law,” and “April Dunn, an advocate for disability rights.”
The front page of The New York Times for May 24, 2020 pic.twitter.com/d14JhFp4CP— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 24, 2020
Artists are already working with the NEW YORK TIMES front page as a backdrop for new political art.
And with good reason—we *can't* become immune to outrage over the ways in which this president's perfidy, venality and malfeasance *directly* led to these 100,000 COVID-19 deaths. pic.twitter.com/TYWLvhwL04
Just saw this one pic.twitter.com/KBhZQr9esZ— SRMichael (@SueRMichael) May 24, 2020
Saw this one pic.twitter.com/8xlfmaSUjl— Joanne (@JMFDSJ) May 24, 2020
Two versions: pic.twitter.com/h6EZNrDJ4r— Mark Dolk (@vrjrdgstknng) May 23, 2020
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[via CNN, opening image via The New York Times]