06 Nov / 2008

[politics] OBAMA win & newspaper front pages

On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States.

It was grand, historic night  – not just for us in US, but all over the World.

I wanted to grab a newspaper – with a front page image – on Nov 05 (the day after) as a souveneir of this day.  But they were sold out every where I went !  Finally, I managed to grab a ‘customer copy’ of San Jose Mercury News from  a Cafe by 8pm.  I am really thankful to the Cafe owner who just gave it to me FREE !!

Here is the front page image from Mercury News

SJ Mercury News

And from San Francisco Chronicle:

ca_sfc.jpg

If you have missed out on these editions, you can order a copy here:

http://www.mercurynews.net/obama/

It is really interesting to see the newspaper covers from US and around the world.  Here are few links:

– The definitive place is Newseum which has over 700 newspaper covers : http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/default_archive.asp?fpArchive=110508

– Obama website : http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/amandascott/gGx3Xq

http://www.buzzfeed.com/eliot/obama-newspaper-covers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/obamas-victory-on-newspap_n_141311.html

Sujee Maniyam
Sujee is a founder, principal at Elephant Scale where he provides consulting and training on Big Data technologies

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