Amy Austin, the longtime publisher of Washington, D.C. alt-weekly Washington City Paper, is leaving the publication after 30 years, the newspaper reported Friday. Austin announced her departure to the newsroom, reading from a letter excerpted below.
I leave with mixed emotions, including tremendous sadness to not see you everyday. But I also leave with jump- up-and-down-joy at the quality of work, journalism and marketing, accomplished during the time I have had the privilege of working for Washington City Paper.
City Paper notes that the paper’s parent company, Southcomm, was recently purchased by Cygnus Business Media.
Austin’s departure comes shortly after the alt-weekly lost another masthead presence. Editor Mike Madden recently left the paper for The Washington Post to become deputy editor of Outlook and PostEverything. Read more