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The Daily Is Dead -- Long Live Symbolia

Just as we heard of the death of News Corp.'s iPad-only newspaper The Daily came news of another tablet pub: Symbolia, which tells its long-form stories in strip-style comics. The pub's "first issue, 'How We Survive,' combines the rugged hand-drawn texture of a 90’s zine with the investigative vigor and left-leaning politics of Mother Jones," writes Jessica Weisberg. "The digital format isn’t just an afterthought, as it is for many new prose publications. It is crucial to Symbolia’s method of telling stories," she writes."The pieces are often accompanied by ambient sounds, spot animations, and other interactive elements."

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