Philadelphia Daily News


  • Don’t Even Think About Dropping Your User Comments

    Ron Stitt argues that killing user commenting on publishers’ owned-and-operated sites is about the worst move they can make, as it sabotages one of their best means of engagement. That engagement has a big impact on KPIs like low bounce rates and extended time on site, he says.  More | Comments (2)
  • Beacons Maturing Into Viable Sales Strategy

    Beacons are moving away from the experimental phase and into profitable sales strategy deployment. Matthew Davis describes two recent campaigns that showed this maturation in action as location-based marketing led to a dramatic uptick in click-through rates.   More | Add comment
  • WBRC Tops Birmingham’s Social Media Scene

    Raycom’s WBRC is Birmingham, Ala.’s clear leader among local media on social media performance according to Shareablee data. Shannon Maze, its news director, says Facebook is a crucial driver, as 66% of its web and mobile sessions start there. More | Add comment
  • Executive Changes At Publicis, Optimizely And Scorpion Marketing

    In her biweekly roundup of career moves, Kelly Benish looks at new faces at RocketSpace, ADP and more, anniversaries at iProspect, Affinity Express and beyond and numerous opportunities at companies including and Reelio.  More | Add comment
  • In Shreveport, La., KSLA Rules On Social Media

    Raycom-owned KSLA paces well ahead of its nearest competitor on social media performance among local media outlets, according to data from Shareablee. It boasts almost a million social actions over the last six months and also leads the market in overall fans/followers. More | Add comment
  • Lexington’s WLEX Leads Social Media By A Nose

    It’s a tight race on social media among local outlets in Lexington, Ky., where Cordillera’s WLEX leads the market in overall actions according to Shareablee data. Gray’s WKYT follows close behind, and passes for the lead on total fans/followers. More | Add comment
  • WPRO-AM Leads Providence-New Bedford Social Media

    WPRO, a Cumulus-owned station, holds a commanding lead over its local competition on social media according to data from Shareablee. The talk station boasts both the market’s highest number of social actions in the last six months and the most fans/followers.  More | Add comment
  • We’re All Accountable For Sales

    GateHouse Media’s Jason Taylor is a sales dynamo who has long been inspiring publishers. Here, Mary M. Collins channels some of his recent advice for sales teams from holding daily meetings to ride-alongs, content quizzes and always keeping a commitment to meaningful training.    More | Add comment
  • WPTV Tops On Social in West Palm

    Scripps-owned WPTV laps its closest competitor in terms of total social actions over the last six months according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley reports that the station has adopted an aggressive Facebook video strategy, using Facebook Live to complement its broadcasts, while major local events like the Orlando shooting underscored the platform's utility.  More | Add comment
  • Papers Must Use Data To Shape Their Monetization Plans

    Troubled newspapers can’t afford a one-size solution to their monetization strategy, Arvid Tchivzhel and Taohang Zhang argue. Rather, the answers lie in their first-party data, which can show them how to maximize total net revenue from both advertising and subscription revenue. More | Add comment
  • Facebook Propels WLBT To Social Leadership

    Raycom-owned WLBT has a commanding lead on social media among its local competitors in Jackson, Miss. according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley looks at the station’s Facebook playbook, which is helping drive such strong engagement.  More | Comments (1)
  • WCTI Leads Greenville, N.C. Social Media

    Bonten-owned WCTI holds a solid lead on local media competition among its Greenville, N.C. peers on social, according to data from Shareablee over the last six months. Gray’s WITN, meanwhile, captured the highest number of fans/followers on social.    More | Comments (3)
  • K-LOVE Dominates Fort Smith, Ark. Social

    Among local media on social in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark., Christian radio broadcaster K-LOVE rules by orders of magnitude according to Shareablee data. Only Tribune-owned KSFM comes remotely close in terms of total social actions over the last six months.  More | Add comment
  • WTVF Wins Nashville Social Media

    Scripps’ WTVF topped local media in social media actions over the past six months, but it’s in a close race with Meredith-owned WSMV, which bested it in terms of overall fans/followers according to Shareablee data. More | Add comment
  • In Knoxville, Radio Trounces TV On Social

    When it comes to performance on social media among local media outlets, TV and newspapers don’t hold a candle to radio. WIMZ-FM, a classic rock station, annihilates all comers on total social actions according to Shareablee data, while Scripps’ WKHT, better known as Hot 104.5, commands the vast majority of fans/followers. More | Comments (1)
  • ‘Tags Over Titles’ A Key Lesson For Publisher Videos

    Colorado’s Ballantine Communications has been aggressively producing video content for its newspapers. One of the most important takeaways, says CEO Doug Bennett, is that audiences gravitate to the topics they’re interested in far more than navigating a limited and prescribed slate of online “shows.”   More | Add comment
  • How To Build Your Digital-Age Newsroom

    Ron Stitt lays out a modern vision for the local TV newsroom staffed by multi-tasking, highly productive staffers serving up much more relevant, engaging content (and a lot more of it). Getting there, however, involves completely refiguring budgets and personnel, plus the willingness to do so.  More | Comments (1)
  • Video, Pot Show Promise For Denver Post

    Newsroom morale may have sunk with cutbacks and leadership departures at Digital First’s flagship Denver Post, but Reid Wicoff, its digital sales chief, says its struggles are inspiring innovation. Video — via its nascent DPTV effort — has been a boon, he tells NetNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp, and so has its pot vertical, The Cannabist. In an exclusive interview, he says digital now accounts for almost a third of the paper’s overall revenue.  More | Add comment
  • Now On Media’s CMS Checklist: Distributed Publishing, Monetization

    Many media companies are pushing back against monolithic content management systems, opting for a more flexible set of tools and more APIs. In this special report, Angela Misri looks at how integration with distributed publishing platforms, greater mobility and even monetization tools have risen to the top of media’s CMS needs and their providers’ roadmaps.   More | Comments (5)

Special Reports

Public Media
As Philly Papers Go Nonprofit, 'Public Media' Definition Blurs
Current, Apr 20, 2016, 2:37 PM EDT
Newspapers/ Nonprofit Media
View: Philly Papers' New Nonprofit Model Not A Match For All
Poynter, Jan 13, 2016, 6:26 AM EST
So Philadelphia's Inky and Daily News will operate under the aegis of the nonprofit Philadelphia Foundation, and Rick Edmonds weighs in on its broader possible adoption in the industry. A vet at the nonprofit Tampa Bay Times affiliated with Poynter, he says it's worked there, but "the structure does not immunize us from the business model and digital challenges the rest of the industry faces.  Or from newsroom downsizing," he writes. A well-run business is still essential to making it work.  Link | Add comment
Newspapers/ Business
Philly Papers' Nonprofit Shift: Four Essential Takeaways
Billy Penn, Jan 12, 2016, 1:16 PM EST
Chris Krewson highlights four key elements of Tuesday's big news that Philadelphia's Inky, Daily News and would become part of a nonprofit called the Philadelphia Institute. The move will come with a big tax break, he writes, but they need the business help the structure may allow. It was also put the papers' journalism into competition for important grants (albeit some with strings attached), and generally, it's a bold but untested move.  Link | Add comment
Philly Papers Donated To Media Nonprofit, Jan 12, 2016, 5:43 AM EST
Gerry Lenfest, owner of the Philadelphia Media Network (comprised of the Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and has donated the news organizations to a nonprofit media institute designed to ensure their ongoing survival. The nonprofit, the Philadelphia Foundation, "sets out mechanisms by which public-interest reporting can be preserved and enhanced while new electronic distribution methods are developed," writes Jeff Gammage. Neither subscribers to the papers nor staffers will see immediate changes from the shift, and union contracts remain intact. 

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Newspapers, Inky And Philly Daily News Come Under A Single Editor, Jan 8, 2016, 12:41 PM EST
Editorial control over Philadelphia's three sister news organizations in the Philadelphia Media network will consolidate under Stan Wischnowski as the new editor in chief, Chris Mondics reports. The company has been looking to make more efficient use of its staffs across the three properties. William K. Marimow, the Inquirer's editor, Michael Days, the Daily News' editor and Eric Ulken, who oversees PMN's digital news operations will all report up to Wischnowski.

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Philly Papers: Same Story, Different Pitches
Dave Davies Off Mic, Dec 24, 2015, 7:12 AM EST
Dave Davies writes that two very different headlines for the same story in Wednesday's Philadelphia newspapers shows what happens when when a sassy tabloid like the Philadelphia Daily News and a respectable broadsheet like the Philadelphia Inquirer combine newsrooms.  Link | Add comment
Newspapers/ Business
Rebuffed, Newspaper Guild Still Offers To Buy Philly Daily News
Billy Penn, Nov 18, 2015, 1:28 PM EST
The Newspaper Guild of Philadelphia hasn't stopped its efforts to buy the Philadelphia Daily News, Chris Krewson reports, but owner H. G. “Gerry” Lenfest still isn't relenting, either. That means almost certain layoffs that will gut nearly a third of the paper's staff.  Link | Add comment
Newspapers/ Business
Newspaper Guild Offers To Buy Philly Daily News, Is Rebuffed
Poynter, Nov 6, 2015, 6:50 AM EST
Philly Newspaper Guild Meets With Management Over Layoffs
Poynter, Nov 4, 2015, 2:20 PM EST
Newspapers/ Business
Time Winding Down For Philly Daily News
Poynter, Nov 2, 2015, 6:44 AM EST
The Philadelphia Daily News survived a shutdown wave of second-owned papers across the U.S. in the 80s and 90s, but with news last week that it's merging with the Philadelphia Inquirer, it looks like its time has finally run out. Rick Edmonds looks at the long list of issues stacked against the paper.  Link | Add comment
Newspapers/ Business
Report: Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News Merging, Job Cuts Expected
Philadelphia Business Journal , Oct 30, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News are merging their newsrooms with layoffs to follow, Alison Burdo reports via tweets from Inky staffer Bob Fernandez. Addressing the staff, publisher Terry Egger says the company will save $5-6 million in the cutbacks.  Link | Add comment
Digital DMA
In Philly, Millennial Boom Town, Audience Fragmentation Touches All
NetNewsCheck, Jul 21, 2015, 6:19 AM EDT
In the first of our rebooted and expanded Digital DMA profiles, Patrick Duprey looks at how Philadelphia’s news giants and WPVI have had to make room for ever-expanding digital competition. Upstarts like Billy Penn and the digitally-robust
Philadelphia Magazine have pushed local TV stalwarts to raise their game amid an ever more fragmented audience.    Full Story | Comments (1)
Newspapers/ Business
In Philly, Contracts Ratified At Inky And Daily News
Poynter, Jul 8, 2015, 7:08 AM EDT
Philly Newspapers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
Poynter, Jun 29, 2015, 6:44 AM EDT
Philly Papers To Take Strike Vote
Poynter, May 28, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT
Union members at the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer and are set to take a strike vote next week, James Warren reports. The 500 members' primary contention is health care contributions and seniority's role in potential layoffs.  Link | Add comment
Philadelphia Dailies Move Closer To Strike
CBS Local, May 21, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT
The Philadelphia-area Newspaper Guild could vote to strike next week if a new contract can’t be reached with the owners of the Inquirer and Daily News before the current one expires on Sunday night. The contract involves workers at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily News, and Link | Add comment
W. Leon Pope Pioneered Minority Journalism
Press Of Atlantic City, Aug 18, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT
The Long Fall Of Philadelphia Newspapers
Philadelphia Magazine, Aug 12, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT
At the beginning of the 21st century, the newspaper business was a
happy one, fed by fat profit margins and a lack of competition in most cities, writes Joel Mathis, noting Philadelphia was no different with two major daily papers that shared an owner, reached different audiences — and maximized revenue. But, what’s happened since has been brutal, Mathis observes, as he reports on a new document obtained by Philadelphia magazine that shows just how deep the pain went.   Link | Add comment
Digital News
Mike Topel Named To Head Philly.Com, Jun 20, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT
Mike Topel, a former editor at The Inquirer who most recently developed digital news channels for a national newspaper chain, has been named interim executive editor of, Interstate General Media owner H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest said today. Topel's appointment is part of the management transition at the parent company of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and
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Media Ownsership
Drew Katz Says He’s Selling Philly Media, Jun 11, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT is reporting that 10 days after the death of Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz, his son, Drew, says he plans to sell his share of the newspaper company to his father's partner, H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest. Katz said the sale was yet to be consummated and offered no other details. Reached by telephone in Berlin, Lenfest said he could not confirm a sale. A sale would leave Lenfest as the sole majority owner of Interstate General Media Holdings L.L.C., which he purchased with Lewis Katz for $88 million at auction May 27.    Link | Add comment
Memorial Service
Region Mourns 'Irreplaceable' Lewis Katz, Jun 6, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
The Philadelphia region bid a soulful, sorrowful farewell to one of its most accomplished sons yesterday in a crowded a public memorial service for Lewis Katz, who had committed last week to an $88 million deal to buy the company that operates The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and the website. Among those who paid tribute to Katz, who died in a plane crash Saturday night, were former President Bill Clinton; former Gov. Ed Rendell, U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker, Mayor Nutter, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Inquirer editor William K. Marimow, and comedian and actor Bill Cosby, a friend of 50 years.   Link | Add comment
Media Ownership
Tributes To Lewis Katz Pour In
The Inquirer, Jun 2, 2014, 6:10 AM EDT
The late Lewis Katz is being praised for his contributions to sports, education, entertainment and philanthropy. Katz died Saturday night in the fiery crash of a private plane at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts. Katz committed last week to an $88 million deal with his partner, Harold H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, to buy the company that operates The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and the website.   Link | Add comment
Media Ownership
Minority Owners Win In Philly With $88M Bid
USA Today, May 27, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT
The ownership of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers changed
hands again Tuesday after minority owners Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest emerged victorious in a bidding war against other owners. Roger Yu reports that Katz and Lenfest grabbed control of Interstate General Media Holdings -- the parent company that operates The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and -- by agreeing to pay $88 million, including about $15 million in debt.
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Philly Inquirer's Ownership To Be Auctioned
Poynter, Apr 28, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
Interstate General Media, the partnership that owns The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and, will be dissolved and sold by an “English-style” auction among partners. The court order requires a minimum of $77 million in cash and that the auction be no later than May 28.   Link | Add comment
Philadelphia Newspaper Battle
Much In Balance In Fight
Philadelphia City Paper, Apr 24, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT
Daniel Denvir writes that, the portal for the Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, is now at the “center of a spectacular ownership meltdown at Interstate General Media (IGM), which owns the three media properties.” The future of Philadelphia journalism likely is tied to the outcome, he observes.   Link | Add comment
Philadelphia Newspaper Battle
Rivals Debate Auction Rules For Philly Papers
Associated Press, Feb 20, 2014, 10:51 PM EST
The Philadelphia Inquirer
, the Philadelphia Daily News and are expected to be sold for the sixth time in eight years, and would come less than two years after George Norcross, Lewis Katz and others joined forces as Interstate General Media to buy the businesses. The two factions battling over the have different ideas over how to run the sale. Full Story | Add comment
Philadelphia Newspaper Battle
The Fight For The Future Of Philly's Papers
Philadelphia Magazine, Feb 11, 2014, 8:24 AM EST
Two years after they teamed up to buy the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, power players George Norcross and Lewis Katz are at each other's throats amidst firings, broken agreements, accusations of meddling and a protracted court fight. The inside story of a deal gone bad — and a feud that once again puts Philadelphia's newspapers in peril Link | Add comment
Amid Papers’ Chaos, Philly News Innovates
NetNewsCheck, Jan 20, 2014, 6:58 AM EST
In Philadelphia, the big news may be the chaos at Interstate General Media, owner of the market's major daily newspapers The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. But despite the turmoil, the city's news organzations are busy creating new digital products focused on the region’s sports, culture and civic life. Full Story | Add comment
What's Trending In Newspapers: Summer '13
Garcia Media, Aug 8, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT
From high-profile sales and smaller trim sizes to conflicts between online and print editions, a quick glance at the headlines of the various media news outlets and one gets a clear picture of the state of newspapers for Summer 2013. Link | Add comment
Philadelphia Inquirer Launches
NetNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2013, 8:19 AM EDT
Updated: After years of sharing its online identity with co-owned Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer launched its own website Sunday, announcing the move in an 11:34 a.m. Full Story | Add comment
Philly Papers, Guild Reach 2-Year Agreement
The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, Feb 1, 2013, 7:53 AM EST
The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia and Interstate General Media, owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, on Thursday reached a tentative agreement for a two-year contract. Under the agreement, IGM will be contractually obligated to print both papers as daily papers. Newsroom employees will get a 2.5% pay cut for 2013 and there will be no layoffs in the first year of the contract. A ratification vote will likely occur next week, the guild said. Link | Add comment
Coalition Sets Out To Save Philly Newspapers
NetNewsCheck, Jan 31, 2013, 3:13 PM EST
The group, consisting of business people, labor unions, activists and citizens, has launched website and Facebook page and has launched a petition drive in support of the papers and the journalists and other workers. Full Story | Add comment
Philly Guild Agrees To Early Talks On Contract
Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 18, 2013, 7:45 AM EST
The largest union representing workers at Interstate General Media, the parent company of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and, has agreed to begin early bargaining on a new contract as management of the media company continues to seek ways to cut expenses. Link | Add comment
No One Coming To Save Philly Newspapers
The Philly Post, Jan 16, 2013, 3:19 PM EST
Joel Mathis on the threat by owners of Philadelphia dailies the Inquirer and Daily News to liquidate the newspapers if their demands aren't met this week: "That may just be hardball negotiating tactics ... but it also tells us that the future is probably going to be painful at the newspapers, and that the media landscape in this city could shift significantly in the coming weeks and months." Link | Add comment
Philly Paper Owners Threaten Liquidation
Newsworks, Jan 11, 2013, 8:08 AM EST
Interstate General Media, the owner of Philadelphia's two major newspapers, are threatening to liquidate the Inquirer and Daily News if it doesn't have tentative agreements reached with all of its labor unions by Jan. 18, according to a newspaper union official. Link | Add comment
Digital DMA Update
Inquirer, Daily News To Split From
NetNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2012, 6:57 AM EST
The Philadelphia Inquirer
and Philadelphia Daily News, after sharing as their online home, are set to launch their own paywalled sites in the first quarter of 2013. “Each paper has a digital side, but it’s all fed through, so it’s hard to know who’s in charge of developing brand,” Andrew Mendelson, chair of the journalism department at Temple University, said. “People don’t buy generic news. They want something that has voice, something that’s familiar.” Full Story | Add comment
Ex-Philly Daily News CEO Sued For Using His Name, Nov 28, 2012, 3:41 PM EST
Philly Papers Tap Lorenca To Lead Union Talks, Sep 26, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT
Philadelphia Inquirer Should Go Digital-Only
The Philly Post, Aug 16, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT
Joel Mathis on possible ways to save Philadelphia's Inquirer and Daily News: "Keeping one paper in print and turning the other digital makes sense for both brands, and lets each make a more focused effort to retain and grow their natural audiences." Link | Add comment
Philadelphia Newspapers
Hall To Staffers: Future's Bright, But Change Needed, Aug 9, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT
$28M In Cuts Proposed At Philly Papers
The Philly Host, Aug 9, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT
Philly Papers Exit 'Tower Of Truth' HQ
Poynter, Jul 9, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT
Philly Pub: Papers Likely To Take Financial Hit In '12
Poynter, Jun 21, 2012, 7:39 AM EDT
Platt Resigns As Philadelphia Daily News Editor, May 24, 2012, 8:12 AM EDT
Why Philly Will Suffer If Daily News Closes Down
Philadelphia City Paper, Apr 19, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT
Finding Journalism's Future, Apr 12, 2012, 8:08 AM EDT
Victor Pickard on the sale of Philadelphia Media Network and the future of journalism: "Too often, we see the news media as just another commodity. But despite its commercial devaluation, journalism is a public good that is essential to democracy. And the advertising-based model that's enabled it for 125 years is increasingly unworkable." Link | Add comment
Marimow To Take New Approach To Old Job In Philly
Poynter, Apr 5, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT
New PMN Owners Meet Employees, Discuss Future
Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr 5, 2012, 7:50 AM EDT
William Marimow Returns As Editor Of Philly Inquirer
The New York Times, Apr 5, 2012, 7:48 AM EDT
Philly Papers Sold At 10% Of 2006 Value
Newsosaur, Apr 3, 2012, 8:14 AM EDT
Alan Mutter: "The stunning plunge in the value of the Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister properties reflects not only the continuing contraction of the publishing business but also provides a rare glimpse into how badly newspapers have fallen out of favor among investors." Link | Add comment
Local Group Buys Philly Papers For $55M, Apr 2, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT
Philly Papers Could Change Hands Monday
Associated Press, Mar 30, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT
Philly Papers Set To Be Sold To Local Leaders
The New York Times, Mar 30, 2012, 7:31 AM EDT
Investor Group Offers $60M For Philly Newspapers
Philadelphia Inquirer, Mar 28, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT
Perelman Drops Out Of Philly Newspaper Group
Associated Press, Mar 28, 2012, 7:47 AM EDT
35 More Jobs At Jeopardy at Philly Papers, Website, Mar 27, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT
Ferrick: 'Doesn't Like The News', Mar 26, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT
Former Philadelphia Inquirer metro columnist Tom Ferrick calls "an anomaly among the newspaper-related websites in America in that it doesn't much like news." The people behind the site know they can't get millions of unique visitors with news stories, he says, because "news is dull." Link | Add comment
Philly Papers To Shed 40 Newsroom Employees
Associated Press, Mar 16, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT
Guild Plans To Fight Layoffs At Philly Player
Poynter, Mar 15, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT
Rendell Relinquishes Lead In Philly Papers Buy
Poynter, Mar 8, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
Editor Urges Philly Papers To Reconsider Plan, Mar 5, 2012, 4:07 PM EST
With Sale, Philly Reporters Fear Loss Of Integrity
NPR, Feb 27, 2012, 8:28 AM EST, Papers To Share Sports Coverage
The 700 Level, Feb 23, 2012, 8:11 AM EST
Corporate cousins, the Daily News and Inquirer will share their Philadelphia sports coverage, assigning one beat writer per team for the three entities.   Link | Add comment
Rendell BReaks Silence On Philly Papers, Feb 21, 2012, 3:09 PM EST
Philadelphia Media Network Sale
Open Letter To PMN's Next Owners, Feb 20, 2012, 8:28 AM EST
Philly Papers, Site Begin Sharing Coverage, Feb 17, 2012, 8:06 AM EST
Though they've shared ownership since the 1950s, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, as well as, editors for the papers and site on Thursday told their staffs that they will begin sharing news coverage. Link | Add comment
Interference Seen In Philadelphia Papers
The New York Times, Feb 16, 2012, 8:12 AM EST
Last week, Gregory J. Osberg, CEO and publisher of the Philadelphia Media Network, told editors he would be overseeing all articles related to the newspapers’ impending sale. The meeting was the latest incident pitting the management of the papers against the newsroom over the proposed sale. Link | Add comment
Teamsters Protest Philadelphia Media Network, Feb 14, 2012, 3:33 PM EST
PMN Bidder Rendell Mum On Muzzling Reporters
Newsworks, Feb 14, 2012, 7:25 AM EST
PMN Sorry For Axing Story On Company's Sale
CBS Philly, Feb 10, 2012, 3:01 PM EST
Raymond Perelman Denied Bid On Pa. Newspapers
Associated Press, Feb 10, 2012, 8:17 AM EST
Ex-Gov, Flyers Owner May Bid On Philly Newspapers
Associated Press, Feb 6, 2012, 8:35 AM EST
Will Tablets Help Save Newspapers?
Los Angeles Times, Oct 31, 2011, 7:10 AM EDT
James Rainey on the Philadelphia Media Network’s plan to sell tablets with subscriptions to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News: “It's admirable, and about time, to see a newspaper company (one that happens to have a proud tradition of public-service journalism) reaching aggressively for new customers. Too many other print publications have dawdled while their core audience moved to their free websites or slipped away entirely.” Link | Add comment Bows Hyperlocal For Main Line
Street Fight, Oct 4, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT, the online home for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, this week launched Neighbors, a new hyperlocal site dedicated to providing news coverage for Philadelphia's Main Line suburb. Link | Add comment
Philly Papers Kick Off Tablet Plan
Adweek, Sep 13, 2011, 6:59 AM EDT
The Philadelphia Inquirer and sibling paper Philadelphia Daily News' plan to sell discounted tablets containing subscriptions to their digital editions kicks off today. The tablets are Arnova 10 G2 Android devices made by French company Archos. For $285, they will come loaded with the dailies' three paid apps and access to the papers' free site, Link | Comments (1)
Philly Media Hastens Mobile Rev, Tech Plans
Poynter, Jul 12, 2011, 8:23 AM EDT
Philadelphia Media CEO Greg Osberg yesterday announced three new initiatives to accelerate the company's digital plans, including creating a digital media incubator in the Philadelphia Inquirer's building. Link | Add comment
Philly Papers To Sell Tablets To Boost Digital
Adweek, Jul 11, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Inquirer and its sibling Philadelphia Daily News plan to announce a pilot program under which they will sell Android tablets with their content already built in at a discount. Link | Add comment
Philly Paper Editor Wants 'Verve And Attitude'
American Journalism Review, Feb 10, 2011, 7:38 AM EST
Larry Platt, the new editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, encouraged his reporters "to write with wit and verve and attitude" and to "not be afraid to have a point of view about what you report" in a memo to his staff on January 31, his first day on the job. But some at the paper are uncomfortable with the new edict. Link | Add comment
PMN: Not Going Behind Paywall, Jan 7, 2011, 6:49 AM EST
Philadelphia Media Network CEO Greg Osberg responded to reports that would be putting up a paywall, saying that, while the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer's new tablet editions would be subscription based, their Web site will stay free. Link | Add comment

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