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You literally can’t even give away a print publication nowadays. After 47 years of publication, on Thursday The Boston Phoenix announced that the March 15 issue would be its very last, killing Boston’s primary alternative weekly. While it’s true that the industry of journalism as a whole is currently undergoing complete upheaval, this decision comes only months after the magazine radically redesigned its format, more closely imitating a glossy magazine after merging with Stuff Magazine. Without getting overly sentimental, The Phoenix was the kind of place where Bob Ryan could get a quote printed that he couldn’t in The Globe. It was where George Kimball made his name, Bill Simmons began his career and Charlie Pierce developed his voice. And now, it’s gone. “I honed my chops,” Pierce wrote on Friday for Grantland. “I became a generalist. I learned everything I know about being a journalist, and almost everything I know about being me in the world.” “… What’s important is that we all wer
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