For over seventy-five years, the Philadelphia Bulletin was not only the dominant newspaper in the city of Philadelphia, it was also the largest evening newspaper in all of North America. When it folded in 1982, just months before its 135th birthday, the city—and the country—lost one of the last remaining vestiges of “old-time” journalism, a family-owned paper which reached the height of its success before the era of computers, wire services and fax machines.
Now, on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Bulletin’s founding, sixteen of the paper’s journalists look back upon their experiences and life in its newsroom.
About the Author
Peter Binzen held several positions during his thirty years at the Bulletin. He is the author of The Cop Who Would Be King and several other books.