Some newspapers look for design to be lifeboat, but it obviously doesn’t prevent them from sinking.
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I have to admit that websites, social media, and read-later services won me over.
Same here, definititely. Yes yes.
But still, I find myself reading newspapers daily: the Süddeutsche (and no, not only the Streiflicht) with a cup of coffee at our café and the Zeit on Thursdays, just next door to me at the Odeon. I find it very relaxing, especially when I compare these moments to my usual reading behavior inbetween bus rides, short walks and our daily procastination sessions.
So, I’d say printed newspapers are for the bohème moments in life, everything else, like you mentioned, for everytime else. To the folks who work too much to enjoy such times: sorry.
I continue to read and buy newspapers. The FR was the first newspaper I took out a subsription for, ten years ago when I was 18. But I’m afraid I stopped reading it two or three years ago when they started having the same articles as Berliner Zeitung (but for a higher price).
I do read a lot on screen (with the help of my feed reader Fever) but I do quite like to have a newspaper in my hands, folding it, turning the pages, making hats out of a big spread with my kids. I find browsing a newspaper on paper also is very different to browsing a newspaper’s website and I read different things than I would have on screen.
While typography on the web can be great and typography in newspapers very bad, I find that most of the time printed newspapers make a better job of it. And spending a lot of my workdays looking at a screen, a printed newspaper is a nice distraction.
One thing I miss from FR is their FR:Plus and the FR:Magazin from before they changed to the tabloid format. I enjoyed those supplements most of the time and collected quite a few.
I have to try to integrate more “bohème moments” into my life. Beautifully said. And I agree with everything Michael wrote. I feel bad for being so lazy and idle.
Uh oh, Financial Times Germany (FTD) is said to be shut down, too.