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From Newsweek Delivered by Motorcycle to the Heart of the World Wide Web

We’ve read a number of solid, solemn eulogies for the print edition of Newsweek. We’ve also shared a couple of more frivolous POVs here.

But as far as a life dramatically impacted by this particular print-to-Web arc, it’s hard to beat the essay by veteran San Francisco journalist Benjamin Pimentel (pictured). Before helping the San Francisco Chronicle move to the Web in the mid-1990s and working as a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pimentel looked forward while growing up in his native Filipino Quezon City to a motorcycle-delivered weekly copy of Newsweek:

Newsweek was how I learned more about the latest Cold War skirmishes between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, about the fight against apartheid in South Africa, about China’s bid to modernize its economy and even the death of John Lennon

Pimentel left the Chronicle for the world of PR five years ago but says he was quickly lured back to the world of journalism. Read his full piece here.

[Photo courtesy @BoyingPimentel]

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