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Inquirer Ownership Battle: “Darling … Eliminate the Daily News

According to an email leaked to Philadelphia magazine, Nancy Phillips, as her long-time companion Lewis Katz was contemplating purchasing a controlling interest in the city’s […]

George Norcross III
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It’s Time to End the Inky Ownership Battle

If you care about Philadelphia’s newspapers — if you want to see the Inquirer and Daily News on the stands at your local Wawa, say, […]

City Life

Philly TV Critic Creates Outrage With Response to Murder Story (Update)

Philly TV critic Jonathan Storm apparently alienated a few people on the Television Critics Association tour this week,  with his questioning of Tamron Hall, an […]

George Norcross III
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Inky Ownership Battle Moves to End Game

The good news? The Inky ownership battle appears to be moving toward its end. The bad news? Things could still get uglier before they get […]

City Life

Journalism That Mattered in Philadelphia, 2013

When I started the process of trying to determine the year’s top Philadelphia journalism, something surprising happened: I ran into a whole lotta “meh.” To […]

City Life

Did Bill Marimow Ask for $1 Million to Leave the Inquirer?

The two sides in the dispute among owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com got hung up on one issue in last-ditch settlement […]

City Life

Did Inquirer Editor Stage a Fake Standing Ovation for Bill Marimow?

BigTrial.net’s Ralph Cipriano has an intriguing scoop on what we over here at Philly Mag like to call the Inky Mess. When Bill Marimow returned […]

George Norcross III
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George Norcross Now the Majority Owner of Inquirer, Daily News, Philly.com

In a move that has deep ramifications for Philadelphia’s entire media ecosystem, George Norcross III has become the majority owner of the Inquirer, Daily News and […]

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Will Philly Papers Go Up for Sale Again?

This just in from the Philadelphia Newspaper Wars: The majority owners, led by George Norcross, announced this afternoon they are filing appeal of Friday’s decision […]

Bill Marimow
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Bill Marimow Is Back. UPDATE: Norcross to Appeal.

#UPDATE: #BREAKING: Judge Orders Fired @PhillyInquirer Editor Bill Marimow Be Immediately Reinstated – http://t.co/cePzk9g5l3 — KYW Newsradio (@KYWNewsradio) November 22, 2013 And just like that, […]

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No Settlement Reached in Inquirer Ownership Case

A last-ditch attempt at a settlement between the battling owners of the Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com failed today. Now the legal dispute between George Norcross […]

City Life

Temple Interns Begin Return to “Apartheid Era” Inquirer

The Temple News today reports on the end of an era we hadn’t quite known existed: Journalism students at the university had been discouraged—since last […]

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“No One Can Be Switzerland, and I’m on Norcross’s Side”

When Michael Lorenca was feeling anxious over escalating tension between warring Inquirer owners Lewis Katz and George Norcross, he sought advice. “This lawsuit is allied […]

Greg Osberg
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Will Greg Osberg’s Testimony Be the Curve Ball that Puts Bill Marimow Back in His Office?

A publisher didn’t hire Bill Marimow. So a publisher didn’t have the right to fire Bill Marimow. That, at least, was the take of the […]

Bill Marimow
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Bill Marimow’s Last Stand

There’s something wrong about the latest battle in the Philadelphia Newspaper War, the court hearing that’s scheduled to get under way around 10 a.m. today. […]