Philadelphia Daily News Changes Ferguson Cover Photo After Twitter Outrage

Yesterday, the Philadelphia Daily News tweeted a preview of the next day’s front page, its cover story about the Ferguson protests:

But hours later, they changed it to this:

So what happened? The paper itself points to the overwhelming Twitter reactions to their initial cover, which pointed out that the photo made it appear as if the city’s black residents, not the police, were responsible for the violence:

And, in a rare moment when a newspaper listens to its commenters, they acquiesced:

[h/t Jim Romenesko]
[Image via Philly Daily News]

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