Recession's Latest Victim: Hipsters?
may 19, 2009 09:43 am
Matt Singer, formerly a staffer at the Ventura County Reporter
, moved up the coast to Portland in October with hopes of landing another alt-weekly editorial gig. The Wall Street Journal
reports that Singer's quest has been less-than-successful, and uses that anecdote as a springboard into a piece that details how cities like Portland are dealing with a continual influx of hipsters and fewer and fewer jobs. (A story BusinessInsider.com summarized as
: "Hipsters In Portland Can't Get Jobs Writing For Alt-Weekly Newspapers.") Willamette Week
gets a shout-out in the story as well, for its new "Restaurant Apocalypse" column, which keeps track of the city's myriad restaurant closings.