After five years of publication, the website NEast Philly is shutting down at the end of the year. Here’s what editor/owner Shannon McDonald had to say in her farewell message.
The decision to fold NEast Philly is both business and personal. Many of you whom I’ve connected with over the years know that I work full time at NewsWorks, also a NEast Philly partner. My responsibilities there have grown over the last year, and I’ve returned to the Temple University Department of Journalism as an adjunct professor. These are two jobs I love deeply, but that require a lot of time and attention that prevents the focus required to produce NEast Philly. That, combined with my recent relocation out of the Northeast (don’t worry, the Northeast hasn’t seen the last of me!), makes it unfair and impractical to try to cover this great region in the way the people who live and work here deserve.
Homegirl doesn’t even live in the Northeast! Scandal! Blame this guy? For the sake of democracy and free press in the great Northeast, let’s hope the Northeast Times can pick up some market share and expand a bit.