The hot new trend for news websites: print editions

No, seriously, the San Francisco Public Press will be printing their first physical edition tomorrow. It's going to be 20 pages long with an 8 page pull out. From the San Francisco Chronicle:

"It strikes me as audacious," says Tom Goldstein, a professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, adding that the move to print sets the Press "apart, and there may be great benefit in being set apart."

Although Tuesday's issue will be the Press' last for several months, Michael Stoll, the outlet's executive director, says that if the demand is there, he would eventually like to print daily.

This "backward" move from the Web to potential daily print has surprised many, Stoll says.

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