There’s Something Happening Here
“‘Get your newspaper, get your free Occupied Wall Street Journal!’ shouted one barker. Getting something in the hands of your average New Yorker is a pretty tough sell, but The Occupied Wall Street Journal was eagerly received, even by the people who just came to gawk, in part because it answered the question of what all the hubbub was about.
“Forgive an old newspaper hack a moment of sentimentality, but it is somehow reassuring that a newspaper still has traction in an environment preoccupied by social media. It makes sense when you think about it: newspapers convey a sense of place, of actually being there, that digital media can’t. When is the last time somebody handed you a Web site?
—David Carr, media writer, “A Protest’s Ink-Stained Fingers,” The New York Times, on the Wall Street protesters’ own newspaper, The Occupy Wall Street Journal, Oct. 9, 2010
(Thanks to alert WORDsters Sara Hostetler and Alexandra Halsey)
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