Virgil Fassio with Joel Connelly
Stories of a life, and of a life lived in newspapers will be told today, for a book rife with them, as Virgil Fassio, from 1978 to 1993 the publisher of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is here for the release of his memoir, Steel City to Emerald City: A Newspaperman's Life Journey (CreateSpace). He will be joined by venerable Seattle P-I journalist Joel Connelly in conversation. This is a story of newspapering from early on, how this work took Virgil Fassio around the world, and how a newspaper can be integral to the fabric of a community.
“Virg Fassio is the real thing, an honest-to-God newspaperman who utilized skills honed in Pittsburgh, Wilmington, Detroit, and Chicago to make a major contribution in keeping Seattle a two-newspaper town long after most cities.” - Frank A. Bennack.