Times are hard for printed media, but they still play a big role in the contemporary media landscape. New ways of distributing and selling content, however, are necessary for the industry to survive. Many magazines and newspapers can’t afford large circulation any more, and although news and other content is overwhelmingly available online, some say that people will remain reading printed media. MegaNews Magazines jumps into this gap.
What will happen to the good old newsstand on the corner of the street, that sells newspapers to passers-by? Probably it disappears together with the newspaper, probably it gains a new role in distributing alternative printed media, as in this project in a Brooklyn subway station. Or will it be replaced by an on-demand printing robot?