Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Former Philadelphia Inquirer Crime Reporter George Anastasia On The Future of Philadelphia Newspapers And The Philly Mob

Victor Fiorillo at phillymag.com interviewed former Philadelphia Inquirer crime reporter George Anastasia about his current reporting job for bigtrial.net and the future of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Cosa Nostra organized crime family.

If you’ve been searching for Pulitzer-nominated mob reporter George Anastasia’s expert coverage of the Joseph Ligambi trial in the Philadelphia Inquirer, you’re looking in the wrong place. The paper’s 38-year veteran took a buyout in October but has since been scooped up by prominent Philadelphia attorney Jim Beasley Jr. to write about the Philly mob’s courtroom drama for BigTrial.net, the brand new blog that Beasley set up to cover, well, big trials. I asked the 65-year-old Anastasia what all this means for the future of journalism and about the time he was nearly whacked.

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