‘City Paper’ History Marked by Strong Readership, Instability

By: William Williams | Nashville City Paper

The City Paper ceases publication today with a history marked by strong readership, poor advertiser support, a seemingly nonstop rotation of editors, publishers and sales directors, and a cast of journalism characters defined by skill, passion, occasional inexperience and just enough eccentricity to keep things interesting.

Perhaps it is unfortunate — all things considered — that the unconventional daily with the generic name and loyal following will not end publishing on Nov. 1, which would have marked exactly 13 years of existence.

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