Beyond ensuring lucrative work for Fred Armison for at least four years, Obama seems to be getting right down to business when it comes to breathing life into the struggling economy — at least in one sector.
Today we’re seeing several reports of newspapers across the United States printing extra copies of today’s paper, sure to be a collector’s item. The Charlotte Observer was, as far as I can tell, one of the first to declare that it had “restarted its presses” for an additional run.
It’s good to see that newspapers — the tangible product of so much daily blood, sweat and tears (and ink and pulp) — still hold a special place for so many. But it’s also discouraging to think that this is probably a one-day bump in what will surely be a continued slide in paper circulation.
On a positive note, of all of the front pages I’ve seen today, our hometown St. Paul Pioneer Press is one of the nicest.