Color painting of the R.M.S. Titanic at sea.
The Library of Virginia >> Exhibitions >> R.M.S. Titanic: Ninety Years Later


Newspaper Coverage

Inaccurate or Misleading Reporting

Headline Coverage

Editorial Cartoons

High Society on the High Seas

Man vs. Nature…
Nature Wins

Aftermath and Inquiry


The world's newspapers reacted to the sinking of the Titanic with a flurry of reports, stories, special sections, photographs, editorials, and banner headlines. The following images will highlight the strength of the reporting available in American Newspapers. Particularly notable among the Virginia titles is the Times-Dispatch of Richmond, which did an excellent job using story, photos, and graphics to cover every facet of the tragedy from the sinking to the inquiry in the U.S. Senate.