PRINT LIVES… FOR A DAY
Before driving back to New York from Ohio I thought I’d pick up a November 5 Cleveland newspaper for posterity’s sake. It’s something my parents used to do — collect “day of” Washington Posts on all the major election and historical event days. No such luck. Everything was sold out. Oh well, I thought, I’ll just grab a New York Times when I’m back in New York. Again, a strike-out. With declining newspaper circulation recently forboding “the end of print,” November 5th was a one-day counter-cyclical moment.
At his Indiewire blog, Eugene Hernandez comments in the form of a video:
The L.A. Times writes about this — in print and online — and says that a copy of yesterday’s New York Times went for $400 on eBay.