Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama inauguration gives newspapers another boost

Barack Obama's inauguration as president gave struggling newspapers another sales boost Wednesday as readers temporarily looked beyond the Internet and snatched up multiple printed copies as keepsakes.

At News World in downtown Washington, Moira Tsanga indiscriminately grabbed copies of any newspaper that had Obama splashed across the front page.

"I'm getting some for my mother in Zimbabwe," said Tsanga, who is from the southern African country but now lives in Virginia.

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