Posted on: January 26, 2010 3:56 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 3:58 pm
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported yesterday on their website that their hardcopy issues commemorating the Saints' NFC championship victory were completely sold out. Anticipating this, they printed more copies than usual. And they still sold out.
To make up for it, the paper printed up more copies to distribute at their offices Tuesday morning. And it still wasn't enough. Lines were so long that law enforcement had to show up to direct traffic.
Kudos to the city of New Orleans and their passion.
Most blame the newspaper industry's collapse on the Internet and the instant-24 hour news cycle that it brings, and the fact that every home with access to the net is another nail in its coffin. But that's just bogus, man. I have internet access. And just this past weekend, I was about to go and buy myself a newspaper from the stand around the corner. But my foot fell asleep so I stayed home and watched a Monk marathon on USA Network instead.