"There are passages in this book that perfectly capture what it was like to work for a newspaper when print journalism mattered.
This is a favorite: 'Getting the big, fast-breaking disaster story is what journalists live for. It challenges and excites them. It transforms the newsroom into a military command post — or Pearl Harbor. It is terror. It is anxiety. It is strain. It is desperation, split-second decisions and no regrets.
It is fun.'
Great kicker, Stu."
Philadelphia Inquirer reporter (retired)
Stu Bykofsky was a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News until 2019.
Hired as features editor in 1972, he became a columnist in 1987 when he began writing the popular “Byko” gossip column, which ran four times a week. Celebrity focused, often controversial, it was one of the most widely read columns in the city.