Friday, April 10, 2009

Hope for newspapers as collectibles?

I buried this observation in my Other Journalism Weblog:
"Could collectible front pages pay for investigative reporting, watchdog journalism and the whole 'Fourth Estate' role of the press?
Maybe not, but they might get new readers to open the paper. The next step would be to keep putting something equally valuable inside."
Follow the link for some intriguing examples of new and retro newspaper design, and some recent discussions of the depressing state of newspapers today.

The last link of the item, worth repeating here, is to Investigative Reporters and Editors' Extra Extra! for examples of news worth putting inside those attractive wrappers, if that's what it takes to get it delivered.

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