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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?

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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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