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News Thu Jul 16 2009

Dave Eggers on Salon

Salon talks to Dave Eggers about his newly published book Zeitoun, how the Bush administration has affected America's acceptance of literature and the future of print journalism. On the latter topic, Eggers had this to say:

I think there's a future where the Web and print coexist and they each do things uniquely and complement each other, and we have what could be the ultimate and best-yet array of journalistic venues. I think right now everyone's assuming it's a zero-sum situation, and I just don't see it that way...I think newspapers shouldn't try to compete directly with the Web, and should do what they can do better, which may be long-form journalism and using photos and art, and making connections with large-form graphics and really enhancing the tactile experience of paper...I think there will always be -- if not the same audience and not as wide an audience -- a dedicated audience that can keep print journalism alive.

 
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