“DEADLINE”: Will Steacy spends 5 years photographing Philadelphia Inquirer Newsroom decline for new book

By Joshua Albert

Photos: Will Steacy

Newspapers everywhere are failing, and that’s a fact.

Will Steacy, a photographer and writer, spent 5 years with an all-access pass capturing the decline of our own local paper, the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In the past 10 years, due to budget cuts and layoffs, the Philadelphia Inquirer staff has dwindled from 700 back in the 90s, to just a meager 200 employees now.

The work also has a personal note to it for Will. In 2011, Wills father, an Editor at the inquirer for 29 years, was laid off in a round of budget cuts. Also, back in 1876, Wills great great great grandfather started The Evening Dispatch in York PA, which was passed down through generations.

Here are several photos from Steacy’s book “DEADLINE”, slated for release this October. The book is being funded by a Kickstarter campaign, and remarkably exceeded by $10,000 its original goal of $15,000.

“DEADLINE” will be published by b.frank books.


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