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"For sheer fun, the best of the commemoratives is New York Times Best-Seller -- Includes newspaper front pages from the day after the inauguration! The election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States was a worldwide historic event resulting in perhaps some of the most important front pages in US history. President Obama Election 2008 is "For sheer fun, the best of the commemoratives is New York Times Best-Seller -- Includes newspaper front pages from the day after the inauguration! The election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States was a worldwide historic event resulting in perhaps some of the most important front pages in US history. President Obama Election 2008 is a collection of over seventy November 5th, 2008 and January 20, 2009 newspaper front pages from around the world. There is no better statement of the emotion, excitement, and significance of these moments in history. During his campaign for the White House, Barack Obama garnered an almost frenzied following. President Obama Election 2008 is a cherished keepsake or gift for any of the millions of Americans who cast their vote for the 44th President of the United States. Here is the must-have commemorative book on this historic event.  * Features 109 historic newspaper front-pages from the day after the election and the day after the inauguration, including international, campus, and ethnic publications. * Includes an introduction by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. * Compiled by The Poynter Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan school of journalism.


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"For sheer fun, the best of the commemoratives is New York Times Best-Seller -- Includes newspaper front pages from the day after the inauguration! The election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States was a worldwide historic event resulting in perhaps some of the most important front pages in US history. President Obama Election 2008 is "For sheer fun, the best of the commemoratives is New York Times Best-Seller -- Includes newspaper front pages from the day after the inauguration! The election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States was a worldwide historic event resulting in perhaps some of the most important front pages in US history. President Obama Election 2008 is a collection of over seventy November 5th, 2008 and January 20, 2009 newspaper front pages from around the world. There is no better statement of the emotion, excitement, and significance of these moments in history. During his campaign for the White House, Barack Obama garnered an almost frenzied following. President Obama Election 2008 is a cherished keepsake or gift for any of the millions of Americans who cast their vote for the 44th President of the United States. Here is the must-have commemorative book on this historic event.  * Features 109 historic newspaper front-pages from the day after the election and the day after the inauguration, including international, campus, and ethnic publications. * Includes an introduction by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. * Compiled by The Poynter Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan school of journalism.

37 review for President Obama Election 2008: A Collection of Newspaper Front Pages Selected by the Poynter Institute

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dee's Reading Zone

    This paperback book is a informative collection of newspaper front page selections by US and international newspaper. All in all, a 4 star read!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julianna

    Reviewed for THC Reviews The day after the 2008 Presidential Election, I decided to go out in search of a few newspapers besides our local one to purchase as keepsakes of this historic event. Foolishly, I didn't stop to think that everyone else would be doing the same thing and didn't go until mid-afternoon by which time the newsstands were completely empty. I went home feeling rather sad and dejected but resigned to the fact that I would only have the one paper for a memento. At least, that was, Reviewed for THC Reviews The day after the 2008 Presidential Election, I decided to go out in search of a few newspapers besides our local one to purchase as keepsakes of this historic event. Foolishly, I didn't stop to think that everyone else would be doing the same thing and didn't go until mid-afternoon by which time the newsstands were completely empty. I went home feeling rather sad and dejected but resigned to the fact that I would only have the one paper for a memento. At least, that was, until I saw this book at Sam's Club, and immediately snapped up a copy. The Poynter Institute, a premier school for journalism, had compiled together digital reproductions of 75 newspaper front pages into one volume, most of which I never could have gotten through local channels. Many of them have some really beautiful photos and well-written articles, and the editors of the book have captioned each one to explain its significance. The typeface in the actual newspaper articles is quite small but still clearly readable, and I relished taking the time to read each one (although most aren't complete articles since these are only the front pages). The book is presented in a large coffee-table format that would make a great keepsake for any collector of history or politics and most especially for people like myself who followed the election almost religiously but weren't able to acquire the actual newspapers. Not to mention, since it took less paper to produce, it's a more environmentally friendly alternative that also takes up less storage space.;-)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Engard

    No matter how hard you try you can never get a copy of every newspaper on a historic day like the one we had in 2008. This book is beautiful - it will never fade (or at least not before my newspapers) and I now have a permanent record of the front pages of papers around the world from election day 2008. I'm actually considering trying to find other such books for other historic events and starting a collection. This book is well worth adding to your library! No matter how hard you try you can never get a copy of every newspaper on a historic day like the one we had in 2008. This book is beautiful - it will never fade (or at least not before my newspapers) and I now have a permanent record of the front pages of papers around the world from election day 2008. I'm actually considering trying to find other such books for other historic events and starting a collection. This book is well worth adding to your library!

  4. 5 out of 5

    mad mags

    One for the History Books (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) Let me preface my review of PRESIDENT OBAMA: ELECTION 2008 (A COLLECTION OF NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGES SELECTED BY THE POYNTER INSTITUTE) with a disclosure: I’m not a huge Obama fan. Not because I think he’s a secret Muslim(n), or because I’m afraid that he’ll turn America socialist and make all the heteros gay marry. On the contrary – I am way left of Obama on mo One for the History Books (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) Let me preface my review of PRESIDENT OBAMA: ELECTION 2008 (A COLLECTION OF NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGES SELECTED BY THE POYNTER INSTITUTE) with a disclosure: I’m not a huge Obama fan. Not because I think he’s a secret Muslim(n), or because I’m afraid that he’ll turn America socialist and make all the heteros gay marry. On the contrary – I am way left of Obama on most issues. I voted for Kucinich in the primaries, McKinney/Clemente in the general election. While I’m relieved that Obama/Biden triumphed over McCain/Palin, I don’t have any delusions that President Obama will usher in a new era of American prosperity, or that he’s really an uber-progressive guy at heart. My review, then, is purely nonpartisan – after all, I’m reviewing an art/photography book, not a politician, right? All that said, I requested a review copy of PRESIDENT OBAMA through Library Thing’s Early Reviewer program because the 2008 elections were truly historic, whatever your political affiliations. I thought the book would make a nice keepsake, at best. At worst, I figured could regift it to my conservative, gun-loving father as a gag gift. Turns out, I think I’ll keep my copy of PRESIDENT OBAMA. It’s a gorgeous, full-color book, featuring 78 post-election day newspaper front pages from around the globe. The covers are arranged alphabetically, with local American newspapers grouped first (ordered by state; 42 states are represented), followed by national and then international papers. Placed inconspicuously beside each front page is a brief block of text explaining the paper and why it was chosen. Many of the local American front pages follow the same format, with large, election-night photos of the Obama family (or portraits of Barack Obama) placed front and center. Here, it’s interesting to note how similar many of the headlines are; most feature some variation on the “hope,” “change,” or “yes we can” campaign slogans. Some of the media border eerily on idol worship, depicting Obama’s face on money or working his campaign logo (the red, white and blue “O”) into the text of their headlines. Collectively, the local media appears to have succumbed, more or less, to the cult of personality surrounding Obama: Welcome to Obamanation! Certainly, November 4, 2008 was a historic point in American history; sitting at home, I cried along with much of America as I watched the returns come in. Still, Obama’s staff couldn’t have created more laudatory coverage if they tried. After eight years of capitulation to Bush, I can only hope that this isn’t indicative of the sort of “hard-hitting” reporting we can expect from the mainstream media in the next four years. The international front pages offer a bit more diversity; Vienna’s DIE PRESSE, for example, features a photo of Obama surrounded by smaller pictures of local reaction to the election results, while the word “change” – translated into 24 languages – steals the cover of Belgium’s DE MORGEN. In the post-Bush world, it’s quite refreshing to see global citizens celebrating American events, instead of protesting them! I guess my only complaint is that the Poynter Institute chose not to include any conservative / right-of-center news media in this volume. Granted, dissenting or negative coverage wouldn’t exactly jibe with the laudatory tone of this volume, but still – this was a divisive and polarized election season (what with all the scare-mongering, race baiting, appeals to misogyny and cries of “terra-ist!”), and a few token voices of resistance might make the collection more complete – and historically accurate. While most November 5th coverage was no doubt respectful (if not outright celebratory), the editors did choose to include a few liberal alterna-weeklies – so methinks they could have unearthed one or two unhappy conservative rags, too. Overall, PRESIDENT OBAMA makes for a nice coffee table book – just make sure you go all out and purchase the hardcover edition. My paperback was a tad bent when it arrived. :( http://www.easyvegan.info/2009/01/19/...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    This book was much more interesting than I had expected. The day after the election, I figured most newspapers had such similar front pages that it would get very old fast looking at them all... but I was wrong. To see the differences between what they said and how they said it was very interesting, especially looking at places like McCain's home town and the international papers. They even had the BG News in the book, which was the paper from my college! Crazy. Great book! This book was much more interesting than I had expected. The day after the election, I figured most newspapers had such similar front pages that it would get very old fast looking at them all... but I was wrong. To see the differences between what they said and how they said it was very interesting, especially looking at places like McCain's home town and the international papers. They even had the BG News in the book, which was the paper from my college! Crazy. Great book!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Connie

    A very interesting book. It was very moving to see the different front pages from all over the world.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Travis McClain

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    Evans Donnell

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    Ryan Henry

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    James Schwartz

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    Andrews McMeel

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sara Gregory

  13. 5 out of 5

    Michel

  14. 5 out of 5

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  15. 4 out of 5

    Angela

  16. 4 out of 5

    Steven

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shirley

  18. 4 out of 5

    Aladdin Elaasar

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    Anand Prabhu

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mark Moeller

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    Toby

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    Renee

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jim

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rose

  25. 5 out of 5

    John

  26. 4 out of 5

    Troy Beals

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Sajous

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  34. 5 out of 5

    felicia willingham

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    Trevor

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    Trevor

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