This is what 10,000 newspapers look like. I’ve been pulling double and triple duty over the last few weeks, getting our premier print edition ready for debut. I hope you will be coming to Fiesta La Ballona to grab a copy and say hello at our Culver City Crossroads booth.
Its been odd, putting out a paper after some many years of doing everything online. When telling people that we were coming into print, there were two reactions – WOW! That’s GREAT! I can’t wait to see it! Or – Well, why bother? Everyone reads everything online anyway. Isn’t paper just wasteful?
There are two specific, strategic reasons to be on paper. First, it’s a great way to get more readers to the site. Paradoxical, but true. Secondly, a California law dating from 1943 says that to post legal notices, you must be on paper. Not a lot of other options in 1943, but things are different now. But the law still stands. So, in the interest of giving more readers more information – We are in print.
And we are doing our best to be green – Soy ink, recycled paper, all that great stuff.
If you are a regular reader of the site, much of what we have in the paper will be old news; you’ve already read it. But that’s the nature of paper. By the time I’d sent it of to the printers, there was another development in a story we’ve been covering, and so on arrival, it’s a bit out of date. But we already covered it here on the site, so we didn’t drop a stitch.
There are some brand new stories, in print only this weekend, and we will have them on the site next week.
So, come and say good-bye to summer in the best Culver City tradition at Fiesta La Ballona, and say hello to a new way to enjoy Culver City Crossroads.
The next decade is going to be even more fun.