Having lived the magazine business the last several years, I can assure you that print never died. At least high-quality, set-apart print, that is. In fact, maybe now more so than ever with the rapid increase of technology, people are enjoying and seeking print more than ever. It’s a throwback that’s becoming popular again and a relief to see, especially in an era of computer and smartphone screens.
People are still excited about print. I’ve witnessed it firsthand from the millennials who swoon over visually striking, good quality paper and books, to the older generation that’s always preferred it. Print never died, businesses just decided to stop funding it.
Perhaps print itself contributed to its own downfall by reporting that it would die due to the Internet. Is it possible that had our newspapers covered and adapted to the Internet differently, we would have a much different outlook on print?
The Post has been described by countless people as “visually striking” in both look and layout as well as content. People are keeping and collecting it, constantly asking for the next issue. From young to old, there’s something exciting about a book, especially a free one that’s well done, positive, inspiring and uplifting to our city.
After being out on the streets, visiting each and every one of the 300+ locations we have dropped off the paper to, and speaking with individuals, The Post has clearly proven that print never died.