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Newspapers alive and well! For Real! On November 5 anyway

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Well it's great for one day. Newsstands throughout NYC sold out. Lines - long lines - of people waiting to buy one.

  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    What, you didn't just print your paper's homepage?

    Copies of today's NYT are going for $15 or more on ebay. I almost wonder if papers shouldn't have gouged single-copy customers today for $5-$10 a copy. Sorry, keepsakers, you're paying the freight today. It'll save a couple jobs next year.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  4. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    The Tribune went back to press today and printed up an extra 50,000 copies, they announced.
  5. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Those extra rack sales for the NYT ought to cover the celebration party they must be throwing in-house with Obama's election.
  6. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    A friend in Chicago stopped at 10 different places looking for a Trib to no avail. A friend in D.C. said he couldn't find a Post anywhere, and sent this link ... http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/1108/How_Obama_saved_the_newspaper_industry.html?showall
  7. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Maybe (fingers crossed) just maybe people will read the newspaper and want to buy one again, say, tomorrow? Or better yet, for the entire year?
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Can't say Obama never did anything for daily print.
  9. JoelHammond

    JoelHammond Member

    The Plain Dealer is also firing up the press:

  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Crap, wish I'd seen this one over here. I started a thread over on politics about how all the papers were selling out. I can't get a Washington Post, can't get a San Fran Chronicle, can't get a Sun-Times, can't get an Indy Star, can't get a KC Star...

    I've tracked down a couple. Omaha was very helpful.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Drudge has a link to a small Georgia newspaper that put Obama's victory below the fold on 1A.

  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I'll give Obama some credit for this! He definitely got people to buy newspapers for a day, at least...
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