What Grady Clay never forgot: It's the messy mix of people that makes cities magical
My project as a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford has been to look at new ways revenue might support online journalism centered around the city. The prototype, still very much in the garage, is Place -- The New City decoded: Place-based journalism for our century.
Take a look at the initial essay focusing on pioneering urban affairs writer Grady Clay, who died Sunday in Louisville at age 96. I had the pleasure of meeting Grady a handful of times, and he was as courtly and sly as you'd guess from his sparkling prose. Send ideas, feedback, suggestions or complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The piece begins like this: