Friday, April 13, 2007

City Paper writers: a hot commodity for corporate weeklies

The editor of a Columbia free weekly contacted at least two City Paper contributing writers last week and offered them jobs. Possibly responding to a public or internal outcry against said corporate weekly’s dependence on pre-written press releases, advertisements masked as news and its seeming obsession with ballet cover stories, the beleaguered editor tried to reach a City Paper contributor as far away as Greenville.

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