A nice payday for local papers?

Trying — and failing — to find out how many extra papers the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press will print tomorrow.

I think I can safely and fairly say an Obama win would dramatically increase demand.

Will the papers make more tomorrow than they did today with the Norm Coleman bags?

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Joel Kramer on 11/04/2008 - 06:31 pm.

    You’re doing a great job, David. But unless things have changed since the days when I was publisher of the Star Tribune, newspapers don’t have a big payday by selling extra copies on a heavy news day. The cost of the paper and ink in the extra copies is barely covered — if it’s covered at all — by what the readers pay to purchase them.

  2. Submitted by David Brauer on 11/04/2008 - 06:32 pm.

    I defer to your superior experience, boss!

    Still, it’s at least a good thing when more people read/need the paper.

    Of course, after Nov. 5 comes the deluge …

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