'This Newsman Ink That Runs Through My Veins'

My father spent his life in this newsroom. Now I'm witness to how the business has forever changed.

In July 2012, after enduring bankruptcy, plummeting circulation, staff buyouts, and waves of layoffs, the Philadelphia Inquirer moved out of the "Tower of Truth," the landmark building it had occupied since 1925. Photographer Will Steacy, the descendant of five generations of newspapermen -- his father was laid off in 2011 after 29 years at the Inquirer -- captured the newsroom before and after it downsized for the post-print era. Steacy went through volumes of family archives and recently recorded the following conversations with his father about the family's experiences in the newspaper business.

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