Did George Norcross Try to Boot Inga Saffron?

Norcross spokesman denies allegations.

Jim Romenesko, who blogs about journalism at his eponymous Romenesko website, says Inquirer co-owner George Norcross tried to get architecture critic Inga Saffron reassigned from her long-running — and, as of Monday, Pulitzer Prize-winning — column on architecture criticism.

Romenesko reports:

Twice in late 2012, I’m told, George Norcross criticized Inga Saffron – she won the paper’s Pulitzer this week – for not being a Philadelphia booster. He told an Inquirer journalist that “she brings down every major building in the city” in her reviews, one my sources reports.

“Who needs an architecture critic?” Norcross reportedly said. I’m told that she was among the columnists that the newspaper co-owner wanted reassigned to reporting duties.

Norcross spokesman Daniel Fee denies the rumors, and told Romenesko: “Anonymous statements are worthless.”


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  • matthew brandley

    The entire Inquier/Daily news News paper org has become nothing but a left wing liberal mouth piece of the Obama administration . They cant even print the entire breakdown of the monthly jobs numbers they have become that bad. How pathetic. They will not even print consrvative articles anymore unless they have something to do with Obama. Oned by democraps. And the newspaper wonders why its losing money?

  • Nick

    Somebody should FIRE Alexis Norcross and lock her dirty dad up

    There’s nothing worse than white trash stealing from poor people