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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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The Inquirer and Daily News Don’t Know How to Talk About Racism

As a black man in Philadelphia, telling me that racists exist in the city is like reminding me that oxygen is in the atmosphere. I […]

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OPINION: That Time a Straight White Woman Wrote About Woody’s …

The Philadelphia Inquirer just played itself, and it has no one else to blame. On Wednesday, our “paper of record” published a piece headlined “Bar […]

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Philly.Com Has a New Mobile App, and It’s Not Bad

Philadelphia Media Network’s Philly.com isn’t known for having the prettiest news website in the world. But it just soft-launched a brand-new 2.0 version of its iPhone mobile […]

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Inquirer Sparks Outrage With “Sexy” Melania Trump Article

On Sunday evening, as tens of thousands of Philadelphia women were just starting to recover from Saturday marches of solidarity against Donald Trump, the Inquirer […]


Inquirer, Daily News Hiking Newsstand Prices to $1.50

Philadelphia Media Network — the parent company of the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com — will be raising the price of weekday single issues of both papers from $1.00 […]


Former Inquirer Building To Be Rezoned

The City Planning Commission passed a vote on Tuesday to rezone three Center City properties. Bills to rezone the former Inquirer building at 400 N. Broad, […]

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What Acel Moore Meant to Journalism — in Philadelphia and Beyond

The Civil Rights Movement and the riots that swept through dozens of American cities in the 1960s also exposed a hole in mainstream newsrooms across […]

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What They’re Saying About the Inky’s New Non-Profit Ownership

As expected, the news industry is taking notice of Gerry Lenfest’s decision to transfer ownership of Philly’s major newspapers — the Inquirer and 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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New Editor Named at Philly.com

Eric Ulken is the new editor of Philly.com, the website’s parent company announced today. The announcement came one day after Mike Topel announced he is […]

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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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“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 […]