In Ishinomaki, News Comes the Old-Fashioned Way: Via Paper

By: Andrew Higgins | The Washington Post

ISHINOMAKI, Japan – Nobody tweeted or blogged or e-mailed. They didn’t telephone either. Bereft of electricity, gasoline and gas, this tsunami-traumatized city did things the really old-fashioned way – with pen and paper.

Unable to operate its 20th-century printing press – never mind its computers, Web site or 3G mobile phones – the city’s only newspaper, the Ishinomaki Hibi Shinbun, wrote its articles by hand with black felt-tip pens on big sheets of white paper.

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