Saturday, June 27, 2009
In his book "Print is Dead: Books in Our Digital Age," Jeff Gomez writes that "In journalism, content really is king; what matters is the information. Few would argue for the aesthetic merits of an average newspaper. The cheap pulp is simply a vehicle for transporting the news and events of the day, a vessel into which is poured 'all the news that's fit to print.'"
Gomez's bold and perhaps misguided denunciation of medium aside, he inadvertently points toward the soon-to-be discarded aesthetic form of the newspaper, one thus ripe for exploration. If a newspaper is no longer good at conveying timely news, what is it good for? The PIFAS PLACE POST prods the corpse of print culture with a stick in an attempt to answer this question, presenting award-winning news coverage, comprehensive events listings, personal ads, and tasteful comic strips. "Bomb your blog to hell" and keep up on what's going down in PIFAS PLACE.
Posted by Katie Miller at 1:26 PM