Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Title page

For all the talk (and jokes) about the decline of print media, the front page of a newspaper maintains a certain power.

This photo from the aftermath of the LSU-Ohio State game illustrates one aspect of that power: the keepsake value of a historic front page. Does the victorious player flip open his laptop or tap his iPhone to get out the message that his team has won a national title? No, he shows off a newspaper.

And it's suitable for framing.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 8:44 AM | Permalink |


  • At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Nicole Smith Dahmen

    Thanks for drawing this photo to our attention. You are right - it is a definite testament to the lasting power of the print news. It is also a testament to the power of photography. In addition, from the personal perspective, I can add that may LSU students are carrying around hard copies of the Sports Illustrated issue with Matt Flynn on the cover - they are hoping to run into him so that he will sign it. Again, the lasting power of print!