Extra, Extra! Newspapers sell out!

06Nov08

All around town in Washington, DC yesterday, the news was a-buzz . . . No newspapers left! The Washington Post sold out by 9am (according to reports), and even their 250,000 run commemorative edition released in the afternoon sold out, too. People were lining up all over town to get their hands on one of these now-historical papers. News stands all throughout the area were empty of any paper dated November 5th, from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today to all the non-local dailies available at specialty and book stores.

Even today, papers were sold out of boxes all over town. The specialty newsstand near my office was full of people pouring over the country’s papers, trying to decide which to buy. Perhaps this rush of tangible newspaper buying will inspire people to continue the habit? Maybe this is what our industry needs – a reminder of why the printed page is so important. Maybe.

And me? Due to an unforseen string of late-ness all day yesterday (directly related to attending the rally on Monday night in Manassas, waking up extra-early for voting in Virginia, and staying out all night with the revelers on the streets of DC), I missed out. No newspapers left anywhere I checked. Sadness.

This morning, I picked up three different newspapers. Better late than never!

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One Response to “Extra, Extra! Newspapers sell out!”

  1. 1 phyllisagnes

    you can still get one of the post’s commemorative editions on the website, washingtonpost.com

    you can also order a framed copy of the front page from Wednesday!


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