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3 Ideas to Jump-Start Innovation at the Inquirer and Daily News

Well, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News are under new ownership, which looks a lot like the old ownership. Somewhat distressingly, Lewis Katz and Gerry […]

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6 Burning Questions About the New Owners of the Inquirer and Daily News

Now that the Inky ownership battle has been resolved in favor of Lewis Katz and H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, the guys we used to refer to […]

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Katz, Lenfest Winners of Inquirer, Daily News, Philly.com Auction

Email from Norcross spokesman : Katz and Lenfest win. $88 million. @phillymag — Joel Mathis (@joelmmathis) May 27, 2014 Joel Mathis is on the scene […]

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Today Is the First Day of the Rest of the Inquirer’s Life

Well, I was almost right. A year-and-a-half ago, I took stock of the then-new ownership of Philly’s major daily newspapers and offered the following declaration: […]

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Inky Auction to Be Held Today

UPDATE: The auction is over. Katz and Lenfest have prevailed. ORIGINAL: Once upon a time, less than a decade ago, Knight Ridder owned Philadelphia’s two […]

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Black & White and Dead All Over Now Available on Amazon Prime

Black & White and Dead All Over, the documentary about the long, slow, sad decline of newspapers, and Philly newspapers specifically, is now available to […]

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Judge: Media Will Be Shut Out of Newspaper Auction

Make of this what you will: The media will be shut out of next week’s auction of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com. The “closed” […]

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Filing: Inky Publisher Was “Disappointed” in McCaffery Story

Will Inky publisher Bob Hall end up being the star witness in a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice’s lawsuit against his paper? That appears to be […]

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Will the Media Be Shut Out of the Inky Auction?

Ralph Cipriano at BigTrial.Net brings us all the details of the auction that will determine the future of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com. It’s […]

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Even Professional Journalists Hate Inquirer.com

Via Romenesko, comes the sad tale of a Washington Post reporter trying, fruitlessly, to read a story on Inquirer.com .@PhillyInquirer @tomfitzgerald I give up on […]

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Inky Print Circulation Continues to Decline

Print circulation at the Philadelphia Inquirer continues a precipitous decline, according to numbers released today by the Alliance for Audited Media.

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Judge to Inquirer Owners: Let’s Have Us an English-Style Auction — You Have a Month

And there you have it. In a ruling issued on Friday, Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons of the Court of Chancery of the State of […]


Newspapers to Lose Lobby as New Retail Headed to 801 Market Street

In a memo sent to all Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com employees yesterday, publisher Bob Hall announced some new retail for 801 Market Street! He […]

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Sandusky Judge Gets McCaffery Case Against Inky

Law360 reports: “McKean County Court of Common Pleas Judge John M. Cleland was appointed Wednesday to preside over a libel suit brought by state Supreme […]

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Philly.com’s Frightening Finance Guru

There’s a decent chance you’ve never heard of Dave Ramsey, and the reason should be familiar: In an era when our Red State-Blue State bifurcation […]