Back in the Albany Eye days, it was always fun to take a jab at Metroland. They were such an easy target.
Like a lot of media outlets, they took themselves very seriously and were rather thin-skinned. The coolest kid on the block never likes being told he’s not all that.
I think Paul Grondahl summed it up perfectly with one word in his story about the alt weekly’s financial collapse and closure: Metroland was haughty.
Since we’re talking Albany Eye, I can’t resist sharing a few vintage bits about Metroland:
Look, I don’t think there’s anything good about Metroland failing. No, their journalism wasn’t to my liking, but this leaves a hole in the media market, especially in terms of arts coverage. And any time jobs are lost at a small local business, that’s a bad thing.
Maybe someone will pick up the reins and Metroland will live on. Love it or hate it, Thursday won’t be the same without it.