Will Steacy’s Deadline
Posted on August 11th, 2014
I always found working in a newsroom thrilling. The feeling that you were at the origins of the news (while not really being there) was something that made my heart beat faster. I loved the way people worked calmly and purposefully during a crisis. You felt as if you were part of the ocean, rolling along; everyone moving towards deadline time.
Will Steacy spent 5 years photographing the Philadelphia Inquirer newsroom at a time of increasing decline in the newspaper industry. His unrestricted access has accounted for an important historical document that he is trying to turn into a photo book, DEADLINE. As Steacy says in his Kickstarter pitch:
“The newspaper for centuries has served as a cornerstone of American society holding our country’s institutions, CEOs, politicians and big businesses accountable for their actions, upholding the values, laws and morals that our democracy was founded upon. When we lose reporters, editors, newsbeats and sections of papers, we lose coverage, information, and a connection to our cities and our society, and, in the end, we lose ourselves.”
Please join me in supporting Will’s effort to get this book published. If you want to see your photographs in print, or have been an editorial photographer it is important to support this project. If you love newspapers, or the romance of newspapers, you should support it too. In fact, everyone should support this book project,