In his series “Deadline”, photographer Will Steacy explores the trials and tribulations that newspapers are currently presented with. For five years beginning in 2009, Steacy had unrestricted photographic access to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The images display a nostalgia for what newsrooms used to be and their reluctant transition toward modern technologies. “Through a depiction of The Inquirer’s efforts to prevail despite depleted ad revenue, a steady decline in circulation, lay-offs, buy-outs, and bankruptcy, my intent is to reveal the challenges and harsh realities that face the newspaper industry today,” explains Steacy.
Text by Canbra Hodsdon