Sunday, April 15, 2012

Titanic Anniversary: How Newspapers Covered The Ship Sinking In 1912

The morning after Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, news of the ship's fate appeared on the front page of newspapers around the world.

The story, so shocking and frightening, appeared on front pages with a striking photograph of Titanic, coupled with huge copy announcing casualties. Headlines ranged from reporting that as many as 1,321 to 1,800 died as the ship went down in the North Atlantic ocean. The coverage of Titanic's sinking went from shock over the major loss of life to public outrage, as news of the ship's safety failures was widely reported.

The 100th year anniversary of Titanic has been commemorated in many ways, from ships offering Titanic-themed cruises (without the fatal ending, of course), James Cameron releasing the film "Titanic" in 3D, and the auctioning off of artifacts from the ship.

Take a look at how newspapers first covered Titanic's sinking in THIS SLIDESHOW.

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