about @reporter1999

Catherine Giotto is a fictional character. But her creator is a real-life San Francisco Bay Area journalist who fondly remembers the days when the newspaper industry wasn’t collapsing in on itself.

Sure, journalists had to cover a lot of bullshit Y2K stories in 1999, and watch their techie friends grow fat on stock options. But they didn’t have to watch the majority of their coworkers get laid off.

Catherine’s creator was once one of those ink-stained wretches chasing stories in the ‘90s. She’s now a definitely sadder and possibly wiser newspaper editor, who likes to take a break from the industry mayhem around her to tweet as Catherine, who would have loved Twitter.