Time Magazine Covers: America vs. the World

I found this interesting, but didn’t want to spread a content aggregator¹ article all over the internet – it’s infected enough. Hey, they scrape content all the time, so I figured turnabout is fair play.

Just have a look at this collection of Time magazine covers from around the world between 2007 and 2013. Consider what Americans think is important, or what will encourage them to plunk down their cash.

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Not really much more to say.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

¹Scraped from Buzzfeed, if you happen to care.

Headlines don’t sell papes… Newsies sell papes!


Newsboys and girls in New York, 1910. Much more history about New York’s Newspaper Row can be seen at 6sqft.com.

I loved the movie Newsies, but photos from the era give the lie to all the song and dance. It was, doubtlessly, a dog-eat-dog, uncomfortable, tiring, dangerous and difficult world for the children who hit the streets selling papers for the newspaper barons.


Headlines like this were a newsie’s dream – everyone wanted to find out what was happening. The newspapers were the Internet of the early 20th Century.

Unfortunately, most daily headlines were usually boring, so embellishing the truth a bit would help move a few more papers:

‘Trash fire near immigration building frightens seagulls’ —> ”Terrified flight from flaming inferno!” (From “Newsies”)

Thus the seeds were sown for later generations of tabloid journalism:


Which, of course, were inevitably made fun of:

This collection of politically-incorrect satire is one of my most treasured possessions. It’s sheer brilliance.

Now, of course, newspapers are almost extinct, and struggling for survival. Most of us have to depend on the responsible journalism of television, cable, and the internet:


The Old Wolf has spoken.