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Gerry Lenfest

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Here’s How Gerry Lenfest Made Philadelphia Better

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest first made a name for himself in Philadelphia as a cable TV pioneer, but when he died on Sunday, he went down […]

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H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Philly Philanthropist and Journalism Champion, Dies at 88

Media mogul and philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who with his wife invested more than a billion dollars in news media, cultural institutions, universities and more in Philadelphia […]

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The Inquirer’s Parent Company Gets $1M to Fund Investigative Journalism, Diversity Efforts

The recently established Lenfest Institute for Journalism has announced the recipients of its first set of grant awards. The nonprofit will distribute $2 million in funding […]

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You’ll Soon Have to Pay to Read Philly.com Stories

If you read a lot of Philly.com stories, you’re going to have to start paying for them. Starting September 5th, the website of the Inquirer and the Daily […]

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Opening Date for Museum of the American Revolution Set

The Museum of the American Revolution has an opening date. Yesterday the museum, located at 3rd and Chestnut streets, announced it will open on April […]

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Venture Capitalist Josh Kopelman Replaces Gerry Lenfest as PMN Chairman

The Philadelphia Media Network announced Tuesday that Josh Kopelman, a venture capitalist, has been named chair of its board, which operates the Inquirer, Daily News […]

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10 Burning Questions About the Inquirer‘s New Nonprofit Ownership

Three themes emerged from Tuesday morning’s formal announcement that Philadelphia Media Network — owner of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com — is being placed […]

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Lenfest “Donates” Philly Newspapers to New Nonprofit Media Foundation

Gerry Lenfest has created a nonprofit foundation to own Philadelphia Media Network — the company that owns the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com — and […]

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“Gerry the Grinch” Website Receives Cease-and-Desist Letter

It would appear the fake Gerry Lenfest has the real Gerry Lenfest’s attention. In the aftermath of the layoffs at Philadelphia Media Network — which […]

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“Gerry the Grinch” Parody Takes Aim at Newspaper Layoffs

https://twitter.com/GerryTheGrinch/status/670239786196713472 A website and Twitter account dubbing Gerry Lenfest a “grinch” hope to persuade — or maybe just embarrass — the owner of Philly’s biggest […]

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Gerry Lenfest Awards $1,000 Bonuses to Philly Newspaper Workers*

Here’s the good news: If you work for the Inquirer, Daily News, or Philly.com, Gerry Lenfest is going to give you $1,000. The not-so-thrilling news? […]

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(Update) Lenfest Vows to Publish If Journos Strike

(Updated at 7:08 p.m. with Newspaper Guild response.) The man who owns the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com vowed Thursday to keep publishing if journalists […]


Kopelman, Seven Others Named to Inky Parent Board

Gerry Lenfest just gave a big nod to the local startup community. Philadelphia Media Network, the parent company of the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, […]

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Lenfest Announces Profit-Sharing for Inquirer, Daily News Workers

Full-time employees of the city’s two major daily newspapers will receive a $903 profit-sharing check, publisher Gerry Lenfest said in a memorandum today. But the […]

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Historic Philadelphia Honors Ed Rendell, Gerry Lenfest and Karen Butler

Last Wednesday, Historic Philadelphia Inc honored Governor Ed Rendell, Gerry Lenfest, Karen Butler, the William Penn Foundation and PECO. The evening convened at the Historic Philadelphia Center […]