A study in images: three views
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Simple and dramatic. Goes to the essence of the pain, the story. Includes the other big and tragic story of the day in a tasteful, newsworthy way that's visually resonant. Clean. Elegant. The art and the headlines validate each other.

 

Florida Today
More room to breathe, but the extra visual information in the picture detracts from the impact once it's placed on the page with text, graphics, etc. The art and the headlines are in conflict in terms of message.

 

Florida Today
  Des Moines Register Des Moines Register
While the crop of the main picture is lovely, the presentation forces the picture to fight with other art for attention and the whole page suffers.