Newspaper headlines of Obama election win, Nov. 5 2008


37 Responses to “Newspaper headlines of Obama election win, Nov. 5 2008”

  1. Alpinwolf says:

    @17 – What pic of Obama?

    *looks again for another 12 minutes*

    Nope, still don’t see him.

    Oh, wait… There he is, a bit left of where I was looking. My bad. Nice cover.

  2. discotechnological says:

    Did any of them have a picture of McCain looking upset with “Oh, Bummer” as the headline?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hello, I did a video the other day featuring over 700 covers from worlwide newspapers of the day after the elections and put it on youtube:

  4. variablizer says:

    I’m planning on getting this printed for my son’s room.

    OBAMA POSTER (20 MB PDF, 20″ x 30″, 200 dpi)

  5. druranium says:

    I hope this will stay up till my kids have kids? cause I didn’t get a newspaper on the fifth….

  6. Talia says:

    i must say the “did obama buy the election?” ad on the site makes me want to stab someone.

  7. PaulR says:

    I don’t see the Daily Mirror front page in there. Does anyone have it? I forgot to check their website on the next morning.

    Remember their front page from Bush’s reelection?

    The letters of outrage to the editor were such fun reading in the week that followed that front page…

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is great. Especially that cartoon – it’s too is funny.



  9. mightymouse1584 says:

    @22 i suggest you get the adblock and add-art extensions for firefox. then no more ads and a prettier internet!

  10. Ghede says:

    Heehee. Q’hubo makes me laugh. I don’t think there is a reference to Obama. They talk about a hitman restaurant in the village though.

  11. jim says:

    What are these “newspapers” you speak of?

  12. Antinous says:

    Direct link to the Daily Mirror Bush re-election cover.

  13. miraglia says:

    Along the same lines, check out The Front Pages of History, a capture of more than a dozen news websites’ front pages reporting the news of Obama’s victory.

  14. nickshulman says:

    (Journal de) Montreal rep-re-sent!

  15. ObamaJewelry says:

    Here’s two newspaper headline posters like this collage — one is a poster of all 50 States, the other is 56 International newspapers announcing Obama is 44 our next president:

    I found it really interesting that Russia seemed to be the only country that didn’t run a picture – I looked for hours and never found a Russian paper with a photo. My favorite headline was Indonesia!

  16. zuzu says:

    JIM is full of WIN!

  17. Kay the Complainer says:

    Hey! The Kingston Whig-Standard! They fired my husband six years ago. Screw them!

  18. MichaelRN says:

    I read most of them…all of them, any of them…

  19. gabrielm says:

    Poor Newseum – they are getting hit really hard. This is the 3rd time I have seen a round up of Nov 5th covers w/ links to their site.

    Personally, I dig the one that was listed on the Art of Obama yesterday . It is from the Maariv, published in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Best one I’ve seen:

    My sense is that by picking Rahm Emmanuel as his chief of staff, he already has…

  21. luistxo says:

    Reminds me of the Darkest Page in American History, a poster by the National Press Club in Washington DC, which collected frontpages from around the world 12th september 2001. It can be seen (and purchased) here:

    There’s another mood in the Obama frontpages, of course.

  22. Anonymous says:

    It’s really pathetic most of those foreign papers had almost zero mention of the election. They are so ignorant of foreign issues. I think their President whats-his-face should give the media a tuning up.

  23. speculator says:

    wow the hamilton spectator is the first paper up there.. good job spec

  24. minamisan says:

    simply taking all the front covers from 5 Nov doesn’t work. for those of us just west of the Date Line, the election wasn’t decided til the afternoon of that day.

  25. MITTZNZ says:

    #1: I don’t think you have the translation quite right. The headline states that a group of people got hit in a restaurant in town. There’s still zero mention of Obama, though.

  26. EH says:

    Obama’s actually kind of punking McCain on that Sun one.

  27. Boomer says:

    Didn’t seem to be an important story for Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military’s newspaper. Two editions, no mention of having a new president.

  28. speculator says:

    Alright so technically these front pages aren’t in any sort of order. However, in’s piece on front pages from this day, the hamilton specator’s is mentioned 2nd among the notables. (First was the Record, Stockton, Calif.) Also, it’s the only Canadian paper listed. Once again, good job spec.

  29. takeshi says:

    My God, it’s full of Stars.

  30. Cool Products says:

    I’m just curious, but does the winner of the American presidential election always make headline news in other countries? I know that this certain election was newsworthy and important, but is is always this newsworthy abroad?

  31. zuvembi says:

    One of my friends was tireless in her promotion of Obama since the very beginning. I know how much time and energy she put into it, so I thought I’d make her a poster of these.

    A quick grep through the source, some time letting wget chug through them, and then using jwz’s picturetile work on them, and I’ll have a 6000×9000 jpg fit for printing.

    I would post some examples, but they’re huge and it would crush my bandwidth.

  32. Anonymous says:

    @ #9: I didn’t look at all of them, but many of them are the front pages just before his election, as the US lags behind the rest of the world. It’s not a good representation.

    The Australian front pages the day after the ones he displayed (November 6, rather than November 5), at least, were all OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA.

  33. mcjake says:

    You know, the real beauty is that one of the papers owned by my newspaper company didn’t even have the news in Wednesday’s edition. I asked the publisher why he said, “Our readers aren’t interested.”

  34. Steve Stair says:

    I think the best picture of Obama can be found in this paper.

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