Friday fun: McSweeney’s reimagined newspaper

So the folks at the hipster lit journal McSweeney’s are producing a celebration of newsprint, a reimagined newspaper sort of like what your Strib or PiPress would look like if designers designed one paper a month and publishers could afford Michael Chabon and Stephen King and charge $16 an issue.

Going by the just-released media kit, it looks pretty beautiful, and could be quite a meaty read as well. Check out the full, mouthwatering tease here. The 380-page San Francisco Panorama will be out in early December.

[Hat tip: M.M.]

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Dan Landherr on 11/06/2009 - 10:37 am.

    They get it. A bit ambitious (380 pages!) and a bit too “national” in scope but they got the main points correct. In-depth articles, fantastic graphics and a “trusted filter” in the form of music/book reviews. This is worth paying for, and it’s everything the internet isn’t good at. More important, it doesn’t try to repeat everything other media does better (stock prices, sports scores, breaking news, weather reports, other disposable information).

    I would definitely buy a regionally focused, glossy, weekly magazine like this (although 75 pages is probably enough for a weekly) covering MSP and surrounding areas. Could I get it for current Sunday paper subscription rates?

  2. Submitted by Paul Scott on 11/06/2009 - 02:27 pm.

    I don’t know…I didn’t see Don Delillo in there. Or J.D. Salinger. I think they really aren’t delivering very much value.

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