Media Magazine

They Are Still Here

Posted on the 27 September 2013 by Themarioblog @garciainteract

This is the weekend edition of TheMarioBlog and will be updated as needed. Next blog post is scheduled Monday, September 30

TAKEAWAY: These newspapers have survived centuries, wars, revolutions and probably shake their finger at anyone that suggests that they are likely to disappear any time soon.


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Berlingske of Denmark is now a main stay of my workshops.

It’s an example of a newspaper that plays the media quartet well.  It explores each platform for its potential. Journalists write for a digital platform first.  The final product shows it.

So what a surprise to find out that this newspaper is among several dailies listed in this fabulously illustrated blog post about newspapers that have been around for centuries.  Indeed, you heard me: centuries.

Some, like Berlingske, are probably going to be around for many more centuries.

If you like newspapers, if you feel that the romance of newspapers should never go away and that, in fact, it may be nice to get that feeling today, then don’t miss this historical account of dozens of dailies that made it and are, in the words of that greatest of Broadway music creators, Stephen Sondheim,  still here.

If these newspapers could sing, they, too, would echo the Sondheim words:

Good times and bum times, I’ve seen ‘em all
And, my dear, I’m still here
Flush velvet sometimes
Sometimes just pretzels and beer, but I’m here
I’ve run the gamut, A to Z
Three cheers and dammit, C’est la vie
I got through all of last year, and I’m here
Lord knows, at least I was there, and I’m here
Look who’s here, I’m still here


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