Extra! Extra! Obama Win Sells Out Newspapers

Chicago Tribune , Washington Post , others go back to presses
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2008 10:14 AM CST
A woman walks past sold-out USA Today and New York Times newspaper racks, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, in Los Angeles, a day after the election of Barack Obama to the presidency.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama’s victory was excellent news for the newspaper business. Papers sold out so fast the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and Cincinnati Enquirer fired up presses for a second run, with the Post rattling off 150,000 extra copies. Lines formed outside the New York Times building and Tribune Tower; the Atlanta Journal-Constitution went so far as to move single-copy sales outside to keep up.