While newspapers around the world are putting their bets on digital technology to survive the future, The Printed Blog, made its mark by being one paper that doesn't believe in just going with the flow. The brainchild of Joshua Karp, the free paper gathers and prints the best content from the web, featuring "the best content" from online blogs about anything interesting.
With the first issue ready for distribution on the 27th of January, the nytimes.com website reports that the paper has so far received permission from over 300 bloggers to publish their content. Saving costs of reporters, Karp believes that techniques that were working online could be applied to the print industry too.
The paper will publish blog posts as well as readers comments and photographs submitted by readers, on a three or four column format which will be laid out like blogs instead of columns. Users can custom-make their papers by going online to choose which blogs they want in their edition. Dismissing eventual doubts of bloggers allowing their content to be published, Karp says he "will be happy if it (the blog) get exposure to 20 new people".