Inauguration Boosts Newspapers, for a Day

Customers line up to nab front pages covering historic day
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 21, 2009 1:17 PM CST
People line up outside of the Washington Post to purchase special election editions.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The newspaper industry might be in its death throes, but it briefly jolted to life this morning as long lines of people waited at newsstands for souvenir copies of front pages that hailed the inauguration of America’s first black president, the AP reports. In Washington, some editions of the Post and Times, ideological rivals, ran identical headlines: “Obama Takes Charge.”