Obama win results in run on newsstands

Consumers rush to buy historic print editions; Hearst reportedly makes company-wide cuts; Scarborough takes Matthews to task over pro-Obama comments

Newspapers are saved…for one day. The New York Times looks at consumers' day-after appetite for a print souvenir of president-elect Obama's historic election win. Both newspapers in Obama's hometown of Chicago, the Sun-Times and Tribune, found Windy City residents in hot pursuit of November 5 editions, while USA Today printed 380,000 extra copies but still sold out nationwide.

 

Meanwhile, political news Web sites, which reported record traffic, are pondering how to keep readers.

 

For politicos wondering how less-joyful Republican supporters are taking Obama's win, The Huffington Post has a roundup of right-wing blogger commentary.

 

Also in the media glare:

 

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough calls out Hardball's Chris Matthews for pro-Obama cheerleading. FishbowlDC has video.

ABC News wins election-night broadcast race, while CNNdespite the holograms – captures cable news ratings victory.

 

Folio reports company-wide cuts at Hearst.

 

Slate.com reportedly hires staff to create a Jezebel competitor.

 

The New York Times runs a tale of the tape of the Time Warner-News Corp. rivalry.

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