Maybe Dave Eggers Can Save Newspapers
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 5:10 PM CDT
Author Dave Eggers in 2001 file photo.   (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, file)

(Newser) – Dave Eggers, author, editor, and professed lover of print, is hatching a plan to save newspapers. Or at least a modern version of them. Eggers tells the Rumpus that he and his crew at McSweeney's will publish their version of a daily newspaper in September. It will exist for one day only but will include a business plan that can be replicated by others across the country. The general idea: Small paper, high quality.

"The business model will be a bit different than some of the bigger papers, but the emphasis on investigative journalism, and great writing, on the best photography and design—all that will still be there," says Eggers, who's also got a non-fiction book coming out about Hurricane Katrina. Zeitoun follows the story of a Syrian-American who stayed in the city during the storm and helped others afterward via canoe.