Last August, photojournalist Will Steacy raised just over $26,000 on Kickstarter for his “Deadline” project, documenting the decline of the newspaper industry. On Thursday evening he sent this email to friends:
It’s been a long journey, but I am thrilled to announce that the Deadline newspaper is finally done. The 80-page, five-section newspaper is available for purchase here.
From 2009 to 2013 I photographed with unrestricted access the newsroom and printing plant of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Last week’s newsroom census report confirmed that newspapers have lost more than 40% of their workforce in the last decade and with a double digit decline in newsroom staff from the year before this crisis appears to be far from over. Deadline provides an open door into a world rarely seen as it documents The Inquirer’s efforts to prevail despite shrinking advertising revenue, falling circulation, lay-offs, buy-outs and bankruptcy and reveals the harsh realities confronting the newspaper industry today. …./CONTINUES Read More