"If current trends continue indefinitely, a man will run the mile in zero seconds. Current trends never continue indefinitely." -- Peter Mucha
"That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!" -- Humphrey Bogart as crusading editor Ed Hutcheson in "Deadline -- U.S.A." (1952)
"As an industry we have to make print work. Or we won't be an industry for long." -- John Duncan
When Shopping Was Grand
... and newspapers were cool. Walking through the doors of L.S. Ayres & Co., 1 W. Washington St., was like entering a palace. (Photo by beccafromportland)
Behind the Curtain
Written by David Sullivan, a full-time journalist since 1975, involved in copy editing for most of that time. A newspaper journalist in Philadelphia, a native of Indiana, a resident of New Jersey, secretary of ACES, a former SPJ chapter president, a believer in the possibilities of print journalism and a member of the newspaper optimists club, as Juan Giner puts it. And someone whose idea of fun is to take a week to research the history of department stores in places like Altoona and Hammond.
NOTE: The views expressed here are mine and have no connection to Philadelphia Media Network Inc. except through coincidence.