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Qayum Karzai

Conflicts of Interest: Conflicts at large

Conflicts of Interest: Conflicts at large

When City Paper was bought by the Sun over a year ago, I argued in a New York Times op-ed that there is a special connection between alt-weeklies and the cities they write about, especially in a city such as Baltimore where anywhere between 20 and 40 percent of the population is not online. I wrote, “An alt weekly has a staff of paid reporters and editors whose jobs are not only to know the city, but to love it, to hate it, and to be an integral part of it, cajoling, ridiculing, praising and skewering city officials, artists and entrepreneurs alike, while giving voices to the ‘city folk.’” I have never loved this city more and I have never felt closer to the staff...

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