New York Observer: Pete Hamill on His Tabloid and the Future of Journalism

August 3rd, 2011

The New York Observer

By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 3:31pm
August 03, 2011

Beloved newspaperman – from back when the term held significance – and novelist Pete Hamill spoke about his new book Tabloid City, the future of journalism (it will survive) and the good old days last night at The Museum of the City of New York.

“This was my attempt to sum up what it meant to be a newspaperman in this city,” Mr. Hamill told the crowded room of mostly middle-to-late aged fans and the occasional young reporter. The audience hung on every word as Mr. Hamill, who speaks in the gruff, measured voice that is reminiscent of black-and-white movies, talked about the days when New York was a city of many competing dailies and midtown had more competing bars for the reporters after close.  Read More…