The Daily Telegraph’s “War on America”
front page of 12 September, 2001, has been voted the best ever by BBC Newsnight viewers.
It was picked as the winner out of 11 splashes chosen by Newsnight editor Peter Barron from an exhibition of front pages currently taking place at the British Library celebrating 100 years of the Newspaper Publishers Association.
Telegraph editor at the time of the winning front, Charles Moore, said: “Since it was such a huge event, and it was mostly known the previous day, you have a headline that is not strictly informativeâ€¦ The thing that struck everybody about the event was it had a filmic quality, as if it were a feature film.
The front page brought that out well. You could almost imagine it being a film poster.”