One consequence of America’s historic election: The public has been gobbling up newspapers like collectors’ items. CNN reported that post-election print newspaper editions nationwide sold out uber-fast, prompting some papers to even restart their presses(!).
College print newspapers also witnessed emptier-than-usual newsstands and stacks. For example, the EIC of The Maneater at the University of Missouri blogged yesterday that spare copies of the paper were scarce. “The news is hard to find today,” he wrote. “Campus readership bins across campus are bare after last night’s elections.” A screenshot of a portion of the paper’s front page is below.