Jack Shafer Tips Hat to Media Critics at AAN Member Papers

january 23, 2006  01:38 pm
In an interview with PR Week, Slate media critic Jack Shafer, who is also the former editor of both Washington City Paper and SF Weekly, names the Boston Phoenix's Mark Jurkowitz and Washington City Paper's Erik Wemple as two of the best media critics in the country. (He also cites former alt-weekly reporters Dan Kennedy and Tom Scocca.) Shafer says that when he edited the City Paper, he considered each issue of the paper an implicit "volume of media criticism," because of CP's emphasis on stories that its mainstream competition ignored.