election newspapers selling out

06Nov08

Newspapers around the country sold out of their post-election day issues, as people sought to remember the day the race barrier was swept out of the White House. While this one-day spike in sales will not be the salvation for print media, it does show people want something they can hold in their hands and keep when history is made. Real paper still has emotional resonance.

The New York Times is even selling copies of the issue for $14.95. Despite the price, which is 10 times the regular newsstand rate of $1.50, the store is getting heavy traffic and doesn’t appear to be working properly on this Thursday morning. Maybe they should have charged more?

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