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Philly.com Editor Departs for NY Job

Mike Topel, the executive editor of Philly.com, is departing that position for a job in New York. A spokesperson for Philadelphia Media Network confirmed today […]

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2015: The Year in Philly Media

In a way, covering the big stories is easy. When there’s a big story to be covered, it’s easy to forget we’re in an era […]

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“Gerry the Grinch” Parody Takes Aim at Newspaper Layoffs

Doesn't anybody get it? I need to axe staff so I can sink more money into saving this musty old claptrap. pic.twitter.com/zOyvAyHhyM — Gerry The […]

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Was Urban Outfitters-Vetri Deal in Part About Loneliness?

There was a lot of head-scratching this week when Urban Outfitters, struggling in sales, purchased the Vetri Family restaurant group. I understand the concern over […]

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Can Laid-Off Philly Journos Build Their Own News Organization?

George Miller isn’t quite sure what a new local news organization would look like, nor how one would get funding for a startup — but […]

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New Parking App Touted by the PPA Does Exactly Nothing You Want It To

When we read last week on the Philadelphia Parking Authority blog (yes, the Philadelphia Parking Authority actually has a blog, and yes, we look at […]

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Watch: Daily News Staffers Rock Out to “Crazy Train”

Daily News columnist Helen Ubiñas says the video above was inspired by Jennifer Pownall‘s campaign to raise awareness (and funds) of brain tumors. The Rock […]

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Website Connects Laid-Off Journalists With New Jobs

The 46 journalists laid off last week at Philadelphia Media Network are getting an assist in finding their next job. Davis Shaver, the digital products […]

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Layoffs Slam Philly.com, Daily News Hardest

As expected, layoffs were announced at Philadelphia Media Network on Wednesday afternoon — nearly 50 journalists and other workers at the Inquirer, Daily News, and […]

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The Daily News Isn’t Dead. Yet.

They’re writing the Daily News’ obituary. Again. Friday’s news that the newsrooms of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com are merging has prompted a new […]

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Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News Newsrooms to Merge

Updated with comment from PMN. See below. The newsrooms of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com will merge, the publisher of the papers told reporters […]

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Temple, Philly Newspapers in Project to Create “Paperless” News Future

Philly’s major daily newspapers are getting ready to take a big step away from “paper” — and they’re doing so with the help of Temple […]

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Philly Couple Make Epic Halloween Baby Announcement Video

In the old days, when you were pregnant, you’d get on the phone and call everyone you knew to give them the good news, maybe […]

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NBC10 Workers on Strike Ahead of Pope’s Arrival

Turns out this week’s optimism was misplaced: Photographers and technicians at NBC10 have walked off the job, just ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia. […]

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What Everyone Is Avoiding Saying About Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

Like everybody else, I’ve been reading way too much about Hillary Clinton’s emails. I’ve read that her use of a private in-house server violated federal […]