This morning I identified two additional newspaper endorsements, one of them for Obama, the other for Romney. That makes the total count 39 newspapers and magazines that have endorsed Barack Obama for president,
44 45 that have endorsed Mitt Romney.
Thanks to Icepick for finding the endorsement of Romney by the Detroit News, a self-described “conservative paper”. I have been unable to determine who, if anyone, the News endorsed in 2008.
Something that’s important to keep in mind is that in 2008 495 newspapers and other publications endorsed Obama while 215 endorsed McCain, more than 2 to 1. The crossovers, i.e. switches in party endorsement relative to the previous election cycle, was 6 to 1 in favor of Obama. This will be a very different election.