Not only is The Musalman written by hand – at a time when printed newspapers are dying like sick lepers – it’s produced by a team of only four scribes. And it’s not just handwritten – it’s transcribed in calligraphy. These people work. Hard.
The Musalman has been operating in India since 1927, and has never had an employee quit – the only reason they leave the paper is because they’re dead. That is what you might call dedication – four Urdu calligraphers in an 800 square foot room, cranking out newspapers for very little pay. Do not expect an iPad edition. [via NiemanLabs]