Print Media: Too Cherished to Fade Away

loading From left: Ooi Kee Beng, Goenawan Mohamad and Dhvani Solani during the panel discussion. Photo: GTLF.

IT IS A hotly debated subject: Does going digital spell the end of print media? Granted, the reading culture has gone through quite a technology shake-up, from the introduction of e-books to changing reading habits thanks to social media, not to mention a much shorter attention span. However, the rumours about the death of print media appear to have been highly exaggerated. The longing for sound analyses and comprehensive information still runs deep, and can be expected to continue growing. Will the periodical therefore be the saviour of print media? Penang Monthly, in collaboration with George Town Literary Festival last November, ...


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