A real case of on-the-job training: got my first job as a newsguy (from a letter to the editor clacked out on an IBM electric) at the Philadelphia City Paper, which put out its 1,584th–and final issue today. It was great to get a mention inside from my editor Chris Hill, -and-to see founding publisher Bruce Schimmel’s old Royal typewriter on their last cover.
2 responses to “So Long Philadelphia City Paper…”
I heard about this—including the typewriter on the cover—on NPR this morning. Very sad.
This is a big loss for writers and for the city. Where’s an opinionated young writer supposed to go to get published now? And who will hold the local power structure accountable?