Monday, November 17, 2008

Print's face changing with the times

Sabrina Smith writes:

The day after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, many New Yorkers scrambled to obtain a copy of any major city newspaper documenting the historic moment. But by mid-morning, all newspapers were sold out, leaving stands empty and eerily desolate.

The New York Times, among some major national newspapers, went to press again, printing out 50,000 extra copies which once more quickly disappeared.

With the recent downsizing of newspapers across the nation, there was speculation that the newspaper would soon reach its demise. It would eventually become extinct, replaced by the free, easily accessible internet.

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