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The Charleston newspaper put the 9 victims — not the alleged killer — on the front page

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

Newspapers around the world gave front-page space on Sunday to the racist manifesto believed to be from Dylann Roof, who police say killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

But not the front page of the Post and Courier, Charleston's newspaper, which made a powerful statement by focusing on the nine victims who lost their lives:

(Post and Courier)

It's a stark and lovely memorial to nine people whose deaths have often been overshadowed by the focus on the man accused of their murder.

(h/t Front Page of the Day)


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