NYT Runs 50,000 Extra for Election Day

Demand for copies of today’s historic Obama presidential election coverage has sparked two of the nation’s largest dailies to gear up their presses again for more.

The New York Times is printing another 50,000 copies of today’s historic paper while The Washington Post is planning a 26-page extra edition, expected to hit newsstands this afternoon.

“There has been immense demand for the paper. There are lines around the building. We are thrilled people are still interested in the print paper,” said executive editor Marcus Brauchli. “We are scrambling to pull together a special edition.”

He had few specifics on the extra, but said at least 150,000 copies would likely be printed.