We first reported ten days ago that cover stories will be phased out at the Washington City Paper, continuing a slow and sad trimming of the paper. Editor Erik Wemple elaborates on that very topic with the Georgetown Voice.
I see the City Paper a year from now as something that is very, very, very much a web machine. … [It] had to make a choice so it’s customizing its material for the web and then scrambling as best it can to push it into the paper. And if there’s a narrative out there … if there’s a long cover story, it’s done on someone’s personal free time.