Philadelphia Inquirer Newsroom, 2009
Newsroom, Day After The Move, 2012
We've heard about the ongoing slow demise of newspapers for a while now, but there's nothing that drives home the point stronger than images, like these ones of the Philadelphia Inquirer taken by photographer Will Steacy.
Steacy, whose father worked for that newspaper for nearly 30 years until he and many others were downsized, documented the decline of the newspaper industry through what happened to The Inquirer. His photos show the process of dismantling of the massive 526,000-square-foot headquarter The Inquirer in downtown Philadelphia, as the newspaper moved to a single floor of a former department store near Chinatown.
Call the decline of newspaper industry anything you want - obsolescence of the dead tree journalism, the failure to adapt to new technology and the rise of online news - but there's no argument that these poignant photos show the human cost of an industry in upheaval.