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Philadelphia City Paper Bids Farewellnew

Philadelphia City Paper goes out with an absurdist play based on real interviews with alt industry characters past and present.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  10-08-2015  3:00 pm  |  Industry News

Philadelphia City Paper Sold, Will Shut Down Print Publicationnew

Philadelphia City Paper was acquired by Broad Street Me­dia, which will cease printing the alt-weekly and will merge its web operations with Philadelphia Weekly.
Northeast Times  |  10-01-2015  12:20 pm  |  Industry News

Metro US Acquires Philadelphia City Papernew

Metro US — owner of free daily tabloids in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia — has purchased Philadelphia City Paper.
Philly Mag  |  08-14-2014  1:10 pm  |  Industry News

City Pages (Twin Cities), Philadelphia City Paper Win First-Place AFJ Awards

Several AAN members were among the winners of the 2013 Association of Food Journalists awards. (FULL STORY)
AFJ  |  09-19-2013  2:25 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

SPJ Announces Sigma Delta Chi Awardsnew

Writers for Miami New Times, Philadelphia City Paper, and Westword have been named as Sigma Delta Chi Award honorees by the national Society of Professional Journalists.
The Society of Professional Journalists  |  05-10-2011  4:31 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Philadelphia City Paper Editor Announces Departurenew

Philadelphia City Paper editor Brian Howard will leave next month to become the editor of two Philly-based magazines.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  12-17-2010  2:25 pm  |  Industry News

Philadelphia City Paper Publisher Paul Curci Announces Departurenew

Paul Curci, publisher of Philadelphia City Paper, is stepping down after twenty-seven years with the paper.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  10-14-2010  10:41 am  |  Industry News  |  Comments (1)

Philadelphia City Paper Named Non-Daily Newspaper of the Yearnew

The state press association honored City Paper for overall excellence, and awarded it first place in three additional categories.
Pennsylvania Newspaper Association  |  10-05-2010  5:03 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

DNC Accidentally Includes Philadelphia City Paper Expletive in Promo Emailnew

Jeffery C. Billman's declaration that The Roots "are fucking awesome" made its way into an email blast promoting a rally for President Obama.
Philadephia City Paper  |  10-05-2010  11:53 am  |  Industry News

Philadelphia City Paper Sets the 'Net Ablaze with Obama/Zune Reportnew

Earlier this week, CP web editor Neal Santos ran into President-elect Barack Obama while he was working out and filed a quick blog post about the encounter, noting offhand that Obama was listening to a Zune, the Microsoft device launched to compete against Apple's iPod. That small detail set off a wave of coverage worldwide, from tech blogs to mainstream outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. "Zunegate" was born, City Paper was flooded with traffic, the site had to come down for 20 minutes or so, and Santos felt the need to post a clarification the next day. "I want to correct what I said yesterday about Obama using a Zune," he wrote. "I claimed that it was his Zune. I don't know for sure that it was his. It could belong to one of the many Secret Service dudes that were at the gym, Michelle, or even one of his daughters."
Philadelphia City Paper  |  12-04-2008  12:24 pm  |  Industry News

Ex-Philadelphia City Paper Editor Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Runnew

Brian Hickey was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident Friday in Collingswood, N.J. According to his wife, he was struck around 10:15 pm and left for dead, and is currently in stable condition at the Trauma-ICU of Cooper University Hospital after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. "The last CAT scan showed the pressure was very good," Hickey's father tells the Philadelphia Daily News. "He's in critical but stable condition." During a 4.5 year stint at City Paper, Hickey rose to become the managing editor. He left the paper in February. More from Metro.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  12-01-2008  8:14 am  |  Industry News

Philadelphia City Paper Makes Shopping Locally Easy with Trunk Show

While more than 70 papers are asking their readers to pledge to spend $100 of their holiday shopping locally this year, in Philadelphia, one alt-weekly has taken it a step further. The City Paper is hosting a Trunk Show on the most overhyped of mall shopping days, the day after Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday. The show will feature clothing, jewelry, bags, stationery, housewares and more from local designers, craftspeople and boutiques. AAN News recently caught up with City Paper associate publisher Roxanne Cooper via email to find out more about the initiative. (FULL STORY)
AAN News  |  11-25-2008  11:59 am  |  Industry News

Philadelphia City Paper Hosts Election Day Live Photoblog

In an real-time experiment with user-generated content, today City Paper is hosting a reader-submitted photostream on its website to capture all the local Election Day action. "Trouble at the polls? Take a pic. Long lines at your polling place? Take a pic. Thugs trying to intimidate voters? Take a pic," says editor-in-chief Brian Howard. "Get snapping. Then get submitting. You're all poll watchers tomorrow." The photos will be on display at City Paper's homepage and at citypaper.net/electionphotos. Readers can upload photos via the paper's Flickr stream at www.flickr.com/groups/cp_election. (FULL STORY)
Philadelphia City Paper Press Release  |  11-04-2008  9:11 am  |  Press Releases