‘Philadelphia City Paper’ Prints Its Final Edition

City Paper, Philadelphia’s feisty alternative weekly newspaper, printed its final publication yesterday.

News of the prize-winning paper’s demise came as a surprise this afternoon to the publication’s editors and staff writers.

“Our Web traffic has been steadily increasing and we’ve been doing good work,” said City Paper senior staff writer Emily Guendelsberger.  “But I didn’t see this coming at all.”

City Paper editor Lillian Swanson declined to comment.

“I’m in shock as is everyone here,” she said in an email to Philly.com.

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