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Blackout poetry

NEWSPAPERS ARE BEING USED…AGAIN. But this is a bit different. Austin Keon developed the idea and has a book—Newspaper Blackout—to prove it.

It’s like writing poetry as sculpture: The words are all there but you have to blot a lot of them out to get to those that really mean something. I’ve tried it. It works! Good mental exercise for us word-and-visual people.

Take a look here.

Then give it a shot yourself. Looks easy. But we all know: Looks are deceiving.

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Readers vote…and voters read

NEWSPAPERS HAVE A CLEAR ADVANTAGE in reaching and motivating those highly likely to vote. Campaigns and advocates seeking effective advertising to reach their target audiences need look no further than the local newspaper.”

So says a recent study on voting and media habits, as reported by the Newspaper Association of America.

Here’s more:

  • Eighty-six percent of voters who cast ballots in the last local election read newspapers in print or online, with levels of engagement holding consistent among voters identifying as Republican, Democratic or Independent.
  • Newspapers and their websites consistently outscore other media for being “reliable,” “accurate” and “in-depth” about local civic and political issues.

To download a PowerPoint presentation on the full study, go here.

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