Empty Newspapers Challenge A World Overflowing With Information

Empty Newspapers Challenge A World Overflowing With Information

Sideline Collective has started a project that embraces silence

Jiwon Kim
  • 3 may 2017

As citizens of the world, it is important to be informed of current events. However, the overwhelming amount of news we experience every day can be exhausting. From media outlets to social media platforms, information never ends. Recognizing this, Sideline Collective a project called “Nothing in the News.” The concept is simple, they created empty newspapers from around the world.

Viewers easily recognize these prominent newspapers because although they lack any content, their lettering and title are iconic. Sideline Collective wants to give people a break from obsessing over the latest headlines and their phones. We all want to know what is going on and most of all, seek to fill our time with something meaningful. Unfortunately, this usually means we spent too much time on meaningless activities that temporarily excite our senses. This leaves little time to just be and tune out from the rest of the world.

The creators explain, “Yes, we live in particularly sensitive times. Times where the truth really matters, and where newspapers have a more important role to play in modern democracies than ever before. But for a society addicted to breaking news, gossip, and celebrity status, to Facestagram and Twapchat, the latest trends, and the top tens, to sports punditry, conspiracy theories, cat videos, and ridiculous amounts of porn… for this cultural precipice, we offer the one thing you need more than anything else: “Nothing.”

These blank newspapers are available online on their site—a good purchase for anyone looking for a reminder of the importance of unplugging.

Sideline Collective


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