KC-area Wall Street Journal readers get all-black election map

Wall Street Journal readers around Kansas City may have been confused when they saw this map in the paper today:

It should have been illustrated in red and blue, but a press goof messed things up, according to WSJ spokeswoman Sara Blask (via Romenesko):

Across our printing network a few locations are unable to accommodate full color capacity. Unfortunately, that resulted in an all-black map for readers in the Denver, Kansas City, Salt Lake and Albuquerque markets. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Our operations team is working to alleviate this capacity issue for future issues.

See Romenesko’s post for an explanation from a pressman.



  1. Rick

    Did you post this story because you somehow thought it was racist because our president happens to be a minority? Slow news day?

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