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LAT Still Hot Off The Press

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Thursday, November 06, 2008, at 01:14PM
on this day Ed Fuentes

Nov 5 editions of the Los Angeles Times being delivered on Nov 6.

Can the Times' still sell papers? "Yes we can," is the refrain from Spring street.

Even today, the Los Angeles Times still has a line of people waiting to purchase copies of yesterday's day-after-election issue with the screaming headline “It’s Obama.”

Once inside the Spring street entrance, momento-seekers can also opt to buy a reproduction of a printer's plate. One big advantage: the plate won't yellow with age. It's also easier to frame.

According to an inside source -- a staffer who has been bombarded by family and friends to get copies for their own collection -- the Times printed 100,000 extra papers yesterday and another 25,000 today. The same story is being repeated across the country with other papers.

There doesn't seem to be a limit to how many copies an individual can purchase. Some people are walking out of the Times today with 25 papers. One wonders if special Obama issues are the key to fixing the Times' circulation woes. Surely marketing has a few people on that right now.


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