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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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Press Coverage, Ep. 15: Who Steps Up Saturday?

The Eagles face Washington in a do-or-die showdown on Saturday night. In the latest episode of Press Coverage, Tim and Josh each choose a player […]


Washington Post Ranks Philadelphia As 6th Best Food City

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema ranks America’s top-ten food cities and places Philadelphia at number six, ahead of the likes of New York, Chicago […]

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Mythbuster: Suicide Is Not More Common During the Holidays

The Annenberg Public Policy Center at Penn has some good news for people who appreciate accuracy in media: Last year, for the first time in […]

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Sam Katz to Produce Kathleen Kane Documentary

The producers of Law & Order couldn’t top this if they tried: a gripping drama about a rising star politician whose charges of racism 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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Daily News Cover Compares Trump to Hitler

[Updated at noon with comment from editor] Nothing subtle about this: Wow. Check out the Philadelphia @PhillyDailyNews cover depicting the GOP front runner. pic.twitter.com/4V05L47wzO — […]

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An Incomplete List of Things Deemed the “New Philadelphia Story”

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal wrote about Rooster Soup Company. Funded in part by a Kickstarter backing, Rooster Soup Co. is the brainchild […]

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Press Coverage, Ep. 11: Where Does Chip Stand?

In the latest episode of Press Coverage, Tim and Josh hone in on Chip Kelly’s status after two and a half years, and, more recently, […]

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Philly’s “Isis” Radio Station Considers Changing Its Name

iRadioPhilly is a group of Internet radio stations local to the city. The streaming radio site broadcast the pope’s visit and the World Meeting of […]

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Meet the Crazy Guys Who Are Starting a Newspaper In Philadelphia

Last year, a pair of 2013 Temple University journalism graduates took over Fishtown’s Spirit newspaper, transforming it from your average print-only community newspaper to a […]

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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 […]


Pittsburgh Newspaper to Lay Off 153 Staffers

Less than a week after nearly 50 journalists were laid off at Philadelphia Media Network, a paper across the state is laying off even more […]

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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 […]