The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer
first became a major newspaper during the American Civil War
when its war coverage was popular on both sides. The paper's circulation dropped after the war, then rose by the end of the 19th century. Originally supportive of the Democratic Party
, The Inquirer'
s political affiliation eventually shifted toward the Whig Party
and then the Republican Party
before officially becoming politically independent in the middle of the 20th century. By the end of the 1960s, The Inquirer
trailed its chief competitor, the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
, and lacked modern facilities and experienced staff. In the 1970s, new owners
and editors turned the newspaper into one of the country's most prominent.
The publisher and CEO is Elizabeth H. Hughes, and the editor is Gabriel Escobar.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
was founded as The Pennsylvania Inquirer
by printer John R. Walker and John Norvell
, former editor of Philadelphia's largest newspaper, the Aurora & Gazette
. An editorial
in the first issue of The Pennsylvania Inquirer
promised that the paper would be devoted to the right of a minority to voice their opinion and "the maintenance of the rights and liberties of the people, equally against the abuses as the usurpation of power." They pledged support to then-President Andrew Jackson
and "home industries, American manufactures, and internal improvements
that so materially contribute to the agricultural, commercial and national prosperity."
Founded on June 1, 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer
is the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. However, in 1962, an Inquirer
-commissioned historian traced The Inquirer
to John Dunlap
's The Pennsylvania Packet
, which was founded on October 28, 1771. In 1850, The Packet
was merged with another newspaper, The North American
, which later merged with the Philadelphia Public Ledger
Finally, the Public Ledger
merged with The Philadelphia Inquirer
in the 1930s, and between 1962 and 1975, a line on The Inquirer'
s front page claimed that the newspaper is the United States' oldest surviving daily newspaper.
Six months after The Inquirer
was founded, with competition from eight established daily newspapers, lack of funds forced Norvell and Walker to sell the newspaper to publisher and United States Gazette
associate editor Jesper Harding
. After Harding acquired The Pennsylvania Inquirer
, it was briefly published as an afternoon paper before returning to its original morning format in January 1830. Under Harding, in 1829, The Inquirer
moved from its original location between Front and Second Streets to between Second and Third Streets. When Harding bought and merged the Morning Journal
in January 1830, the newspaper was moved to South Second Street. Ten years later The Inquirer
again was moved, this time to its own building at the corner of Third Street and Carter's Alley. Harding expanded The Inquirer'
s content and the paper soon grew into a major Philadelphian newspaper. The expanded content included the addition of fiction, and in 1840, Harding gained rights to publish several Charles Dickens
novels for which Dickens was paid a significant amount. At the time the common practice was to pay little or nothing for the rights of foreign authors' works.
Civil War to 1920s
The Inquirer Building, formerly the Elverson Building, the home of the newspaper from 1924 to 2011
Harding retired in 1859 and was succeeded by his son William White Harding, who had become a partner three years earlier. William Harding changed the name of the newspaper to its current name, The Philadelphia Inquirer
. Harding, in an attempt to increase circulation
, cut the price of the paper, began delivery routes and had newsboys sell papers on the street. In 1859, circulation had been around 7,000; by 1863 it had increased to 70,000. Part of the increase was due to the interest in news during the American Civil War
. Twenty-five to thirty thousand copies of The Inquirer
were often distributed to Union
soldiers during the war and several times the U.S. government asked The Philadelphia Inquirer
to issue a special edition specifically for soldiers. The Philadelphia Inquirer
supported the Union, but Harding wanted their coverage to remain neutral. Confederate
generals often sought copies of the paper, believing that the newspaper's war coverage was accurate.
journalist Uriah Hunt Painter was at the First Battle of Bull Run
in 1861, a battle which ended in a Confederate victory. Initial reports from the government claimed a Union victory, but The Inquirer
went with Painter's firsthand account. Crowds threatened to burn The Inquirer
's building down because of the report. Another report, this time about General George Meade
, angered Meade enough that he punished Edward Crapsey, the reporter who wrote it. Crapsey and other war correspondents later decided to attribute any victories of the Army of the Potomac
, Meade's command, to Ulysses S. Grant
, commander of the entire Union army. Any defeats of the Army of the Potomac would be attributed to Meade.
During the war, The Inquirer
continued to grow with more staff being added and another move into a larger building on Chestnut Street. However, after the war, economic hits combined with Harding becoming ill, hurt The Inquirer
. Despite Philadelphia's population growth, distribution fell from 70,000 during the Civil War to 5,000 in 1888. Beginning in 1889, the paper was sold to publisher James Elverson. To bring back the paper, Elverson moved The Inquirer
to a new building with the latest printing technology and an increased staff. The "new" Philadelphia Inquirer
premiered on March 1 and was successful enough that Elverson started a Sunday edition of the paper. In 1890, in an attempt to increase circulation further, the price of The Inquirer
was cut and the paper's size was increased, mostly with classified advertisements
. After five years The Inquirer
had to move into a larger building on Market Street and later expanded into adjacent property.
After Elverson's death in 1911, his son by his wife Sallie Duvall, James Elverson Jr. took charge. Under Elverson Jr., the newspaper continued to grow, eventually needing to move again. Elverson Jr. bought land at Broad
and Callowhill Streets and built the eighteen-story Elverson Building, now known as the Inquirer Building. The first Inquirer
issue printed at the building came out on July 13, 1925. Elverson Jr. died a few years later in 1929 and his sister, Eleanor Elverson, Mrs. Jules Patenôtre
, took over.
Eleanor Elverson Patenôtre ordered cuts throughout the paper, but was not really interested in managing it and ownership was soon put up for sale. Cyrus Curtis
and Curtis-Martin Newspapers
Inc. bought the newspaper on March 5, 1930.
Curtis died a year later and his stepson-in-law, John Charles Martin
, took charge. Martin merged The Inquirer
with another paper, the Public Ledger
, but the Great Depression
hurt Curtis-Martin Newspapers and the company defaulted
in payments of maturity notes. Subsequently, ownership of The Inquirer
returned to the Patenôtre family and Elverson Corp.
Charles A. Taylor was elected president of The Inquirer Co. and ran the paper until it was sold to Moses L. Annenberg
in 1936. During the period between Elverson Jr. and Annenberg The Inquirer
stagnated, its editors ignoring most of the poor economic news of the Depression. The lack of growth allowed J. David Stern
's newspaper, The Philadelphia Record
, to surpass The Inquirer
in circulation and become the largest newspaper in Pennsylvania.
Under Moses Annenberg, The Inquirer
turned around. Annenberg added new features, increased staff and held promotions to increase circulation. By November 1938 Inquirer
's weekday circulation increased to 345,422 from 280,093 in 1936. During that same period the Record
's circulation had dropped to 204,000 from 328,322. In 1939, Annenberg was charged with income tax evasion
. Annenberg pleaded guilty before his trial and was sent to prison where he died in 1942. Upon Moses Annenberg's death, his son, Walter Annenberg
, took over. Not long after, in 1947, the Record
went out of business and The Philadelphia Inquirer
became Philadelphia's only major daily morning newspaper. While still trailing behind Philadelphia's largest newspaper, the Evening Bulletin
, The Inquirer
continued to be profitable. In 1948, Walter Annenberg expanded the Inquirer Building with a new structure that housed new printing presses
for The Inquirer
and, during the 1950s and 1960s, Annenberg's other properties, Seventeen
and TV Guide
In 1957 Annenberg bought the Philadelphia Daily News
and combined the Daily News
' facilities with The Inquirer
A 38-day strike in 1958 hurt The Inquirer
and, after the strike ended, so many reporters had accepted buyout offers and left that the newsroom
was noticeably empty. Furthermore, many current reporters had been copyclerks just before the strike and had little experience. One of the few star reporters of the 1950s and 1960s was investigative reporter Harry Karafin
. During his career Harry Karafin exposed corruption and other exclusive stories for The Inquirer
, but also extorted
money out of individuals and organizations. Karafin would claim he had harmful information and would demand money in exchange for the information not being made public.
This went on from the late 1950s into the early 1960s before Karafin was exposed in 1967 and convicted of extortion a year later. By the end of the 1960s, circulation and advertising revenue was in decline and the newspaper had become, according to Time magazine
, "uncreative and undistinguished."
In 1969, Annenberg was offered US$55 million for The Inquirer
by Samuel Newhouse
, but having earlier promised John S. Knight
the right of first refusal of any sale offer, Annenberg sold it to Knight instead. The Inquirer
, along with the Philadelphia Daily News
, became part of Knight Newspapers and its new subsidiary, Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. (PNI). Five years later, Knight Newspapers merged with Ridder Publications to form Knight Ridder
When The Inquirer
was bought, it was understaffed, its equipment was outdated, many of its employees were underskilled and the paper trailed its chief competitor, the Evening Bulletin
, in weekday circulation. However, Eugene L. Roberts Jr.
, who became The Inquirer
's executive editor in 1972, turned the newspaper around. Between 1975 and 1990 The Inquirer
won seventeen Pulitzers
, six consecutively between 1975 and 1980, and more journalism awards than any other newspaper in the United States. Time
magazine chose The Inquirer
as one of the ten best daily newspapers in the United States, calling Roberts' changes to the paper, "one of the most remarkable turnarounds, in quality and profitability, in the history of American journalism."
By July 1980 The Inquirer
had become the most circulated paper in Philadelphia, forcing the Evening Bulletin
to shut down two years later. The Inquirer
's success was not without hardships. Between 1970 and 1985 the newspaper experienced eleven strikes, the longest lasting forty-six days in 1985. The Inquirer
was also criticized for covering "Karachi
better than Kensington
This did not stop the paper's growth during the 1980s, and when the Evening Bulletin
shut down, The Inquirer
hired seventeen Bulletin
reporters and doubled its bureaus to attract former Bulletin
By 1989, Philadelphia Newspapers Inc.'s editorial staff reached a peak of 721 employees.
The 1990s saw gradually dropping circulation and advertisement revenue for The Inquirer
. The decline was part of a nationwide trend, but the effects were exacerbated by, according to dissatisfied Inquirer
employees, the paper's resisting changes that many other daily newspapers implemented to keep readers and pressure from Knight Ridder to cut costs.
During most of Roberts's time as editor, Knight Ridder allowed him a great deal of freedom in running the newspaper. However, in the late 1980s, Knight Ridder had become concerned about The Inquirer
's profitability and took a more active role in its operations. Knight Ridder pressured The Inquirer
to expand into the more profitable suburbs, while at the same time cutting staff and coverage of national and international stories.
Staff cuts continued until Knight Ridder was bought in 2006, with some of The Inquirer
's best reporters accepting buyouts and leaving for other newspapers such as The New York Times
and The Washington Post
. By the late 1990s, all of the high-level editors who had worked with Eugene Roberts in the 1970s and 1980s had left, none at normal retirement age. Since the 1980s, the paper has won only three Pulitzers: a 1997 award for "Explanatory Journalism.",
the public service award (the top category) in 2012 for " its exploration of pervasive violence in the city's schools",
and the 2014 prize for criticism, won by architecture critic Inga Saffron.
In 1998, Inquirer
reporter Ralph Cipriano filed a libel
suit against Knight Ridder, The Philadelphia Inquirer
, and Inquirer
editor Robert Rosenthal over comments Rosenthal made about Cipriano to The Washington Post
. Cipriano had claimed that it was difficult reporting negative stories in The Inquirer
about the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia
and Rosenthal later claimed that Cipriano had "a very strong personal point of view and an agenda ... He could never prove [his stories]."
The suit was later settled out of court in 2001.
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Knight Ridder was bought by rival The McClatchy Company
in June 2006. The Inquirer
and the Philadelphia Daily News
were among the twelve less-profitable Knight Ridder newspapers that McClatchy put up for sale when the deal was announced in March.
On June 29, 2006, The Inquirer
and Daily News
were sold to Philadelphia Media Holdings
LLC (PMH), a group of Philadelphian area business people, including Brian P. Tierney
, PMH's chief executive. The new owners planned to spend US$5 million on advertisements and promotions to increase The Inquirer
's profile and readership.
In the years following Philadelphia Media Holdings' acquisition, The Inquirer
saw larger than expected revenue losses, mostly from national advertising, and continued loss of circulation. The revenue losses caused management to cut four hundred jobs at The Inquirer
and Daily News
in the three years since the papers were bought.
Despite efforts to cut costs, Philadelphia Newspapers LLC, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
on February 21, 2009. Philadelphia Media Holdings was about US$390 million in debt, due to money borrowed to buy The Inquirer
and Daily News
The bankruptcy was the beginning of a year-long dispute between Philadelphia Media Holdings and its creditors. The group of creditors, which included banks and hedge funds, wanted to take control of Philadelphia Newspapers LLC themselves and opposed efforts by Philadelphia Media Holdings to keep control.
Philadelphia Media Holdings received support from most of the paper's unions and launched a public-relations campaign to promote local ownership.
A bankruptcy auction was held on April 28, 2010. The group of lending creditors and a group of local investors allied with Brian Tierney both bid for Philadelphia Newspapers, but the lenders had the winning bid.
The deal fell through after the group of lenders, under the name of Philadelphia Media Network
(PMN), was unable to reach a contract agreement with the union representing the company's drivers.
Philadelphia Newspapers, represented by Lawrence G. McMichael of Dilworth Paxson LLP, challenged the right of creditors to credit bid at a bankruptcy auction. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
held that credit bidding was not permitted. The papers went up for auction again in September and again Philadelphia Media Network (PMN) won the bid. After successfully negotiating a contract with all of the paper's fourteen unions, the US$139 million deal became official on October 8.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
continued to struggle to make a profit, due to competition from digital media sources. By May 2012 the combined journalist staff at all of Philadelphia Media Network was about 320 and some of the same stories and photographs appear both in The Inquirer
and Daily News
. On April 2, 2012, a group of local business leaders paid $55 million for the paper, less than 15 percent of the $515 million spent to buy the papers in 2006.
In June 2014, PMN was sold to H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest
, who appointed C.Z. "Terry" Egger as publisher and CEO in October 2015.
In 2016, Lenfest donated PMN to The Philadelphia Foundation
, so that The Inquirer
, its sister newspaper, the Daily News
, and their joint website, Philly.com, could remain in Philadelphia.
Move to Strawbridge's building
Philadelphia Media Network sold the Inquirer Building in October 2011 to developer Bart Blatstein, of Tower Investments Inc., who intends to turn the complex into a mixed-use complex
of offices retail and apartments. The next month, publisher and CEO Gregory J. Osberg announced that 600 of the 740 Philadelphia Media Network employees of The Inquirer
, Daily News
, and Philly.com would move to office space in the former Strawbridge & Clothier
department store on east Market Street. The remaining employees would move to offices in the suburbs. The Philadelphia Media Network moved to the new location in July 2012, consolidating the offices entirely on the third floor. Cutbacks had left much of the 525,000 square feet (49,000 m2
) within the Inquirer Building empty, but the 125,000-square-foot (12,000 m2
) east Market Street location consolidated Philadelphia Media's departments, including the Daily News
' newsroom with The Inquirer
's. The new location would include a street-level lobby and event room. Plans for the building also included electronic signage such as a news ticker
on the corner of the high-rise.
In 2019, Philadelphia Media Network was renamed from Philly.com to Inquirer.com and made the Daily News
an edition of The Inquirer
. Philadelphia Media Network was renamed The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC.
2020 "Buildings Matter, Too" article
On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 The Inquirer
ran an Inga Saffron
article covering the George Floyd protests
under the headline "Buildings Matter, Too",
a reference to the "Black Lives Matter
On June 3, the editors apologized for the headline
and journalists at The Inquirer
wrote an open letter detailing the paper's failures to accurately report on non-white communities. The letter demanded a plan for correcting these issues and stated these journalists would be calling in "sick and tired" on June 4. The letter read read in part:
We’re tired of shouldering the burden of dragging this 200-year-old institution kicking and screaming into a more equitable age. We’re tired of being told of the progress the company has made and being served platitudes about “diversity and inclusion” when we raise our concerns. We’re tired of seeing our words and photos twisted to fit a narrative that does not reflect our reality. We’re tired of being told to show both sides of issues there are no two sides of.
— Journalists of Color of The Philadelphia Inquirer
More than 40 Inquirer
staffers called in sick on June 4. On June 6, the paper announced that Stan Wischnowski would resign as senior vice president and executive editor.
Journalists were told they would not have a say in his replacement.
The sign above the entrance to The Inquirer Building
John Norvell left the Aurora & Gazette
and his job as editor because he disagreed with what he felt was the newspaper's editorial approval of a movement towards a European class system. When Norvell and John Walker founded The Inquirer
they wanted the newspaper to represent all people and not just the higher classes. The newly launched newspaper supported Jeffersonian democracy
and President Andrew Jackson, and it declared support for the right of the minority's opinion to be heard.
about the founding of The Inquirer
states that Norvell said, "There could be no better name than The Inquirer
. In a free state, there should always be an inquirer asking on behalf of the people: 'Why was this done? Why is that necessary work not done? Why is that man put forward? Why is that law proposed? Why? Why? Why?'"
When Norvell and Walker sold their newspaper to Jesper Harding, Harding kept the paper close to the founder's politics and backed the Democratic Party
. However, disagreeing with Andrew Jackson's handling of the Second Bank of the United States
he began supporting the anti-Jackson wing of the Democrats. During the 1836 Presidential election
Harding supported the Whig party
candidate over the Democratic candidate and afterwards The Inquirer
became known for its support of Whig candidates.
Before the American Civil War began, The Inquirer
supported the preservation of the Union, and was critical of the antislavery movement
which many felt was responsible for the Southern succession crisis.
Once the war began The Inquirer
maintained an independent reporting of the war's events.
However The Inquirer
firmly supported the Union side. At first The Inquirer
's editors were against emancipation of the slaves
, but after setbacks by the Union army The Inquirer
started advocating a more pro-war and pro-Republican
stance. In a July 1862 article, The Inquirer
wrote "in this war there can be but two parties, patriots and traitors."
Under James Elverson, The Philadelphia Inquirer
declared, "the new Inquirer
shall be in all respects a complete, enterprising, progressive newspaper, moved by all the wide-awake spirit of the time and behind in nothing of interest to people who want to know what is going on every day and everywhere...steadily and vigorously Republican in its political policy, but just and fair in its treatment of all questions..."
During the 1900 Republican convention
in Philadelphia, Elverson set up a large electric banner over Broad Street that declared "Philadelphia Inquirer – Largest Republican Circulation in the World."
At the turn of the 20th century the newspaper began editorial campaigns to improve Philadelphia, including the paving of major streets and stopping a corrupt plan to buy the polluted Schuylkill Canal
for drinking water. The newspaper continued similar politics under Elverson Jr., and by the 1920s The Inquirer
became known as the "Republican Bible of Pennsylvania".
Between 1929 and 1936, while under Patenotre and Curtis-Martin, The Inquirer
continued to support the Republican party and President Herbert Hoover
, noticeably by not reporting on the news of the Great Depression. Statistics on unemployment or business closings were ignored, even when they came from the government. Information about Philadelphia banks closing was relegated to the back of the financial section. When Moses Annenberg took over The Philadelphia Inquirer
, he announced that the paper would "continue to uphold the principles of the Republican Party", but in a meeting with newspaper editors shortly after, he proposed that the paper go independent and support President Franklin D. Roosevelt
in the upcoming election. The editors rejected this idea and the paper remained Republican. In the late 1930s, Annenberg disagreed with Roosevelt's New Deal
programs and his handling of strikes. This prompted editorials criticizing the policies of Roosevelt and his supporters. He strongly opposed Democratic Pennsylvania governor George Earle
and had The Inquirer
support the Republican candidates in the 1938 Pennsylvania state elections. When Republicans swept the election there was a celebration at The Inquirer
headquarters with red flares and the firing of cannons. The attacks against Democrats and the support given towards Republicans caught the attention of the Roosevelt administration. Annenberg had turned The Philadelphia Inquirer
into a major challenger to its chief competitor the Democratic Record
, and after Annenberg began focusing on politics, Democratic politicians often attacked Annenberg and accused him of illegal business practices. In 1939, Annenberg was charged with income tax evasion, pleaded guilty before the trial, and was sent to prison for three years. Annenberg's friends and his son, Walter, claimed that the whole trial was politically motivated and his sentence was harsher than it should have been.
When the Record
shut down in 1947, The Inquirer
announced that it was now an independent newspaper and, frustrated with corruption in Philadelphia, supported Democratic candidates in the 1951 election.
While Walter Annenberg had made The Inquirer
independent, he did use the paper to attack people he disliked. Sometimes when a person or group angered Annenberg, that person would be blacklisted
and not mentioned anywhere within The Inquirer
. People on the blacklist were even airbrushed
out of images. People who were on the list at one point included Nicholas Katzenbach
, Ralph Nader
, Zsa Zsa Gabor
, and the basketball team the Philadelphia Warriors
, who were not mentioned for an entire season. In 1966, Walter Annenberg used The Inquirer
to attack Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Milton Shapp
. During a press conference, an Inquirer
reporter asked Shapp if he had ever been a patient in a mental hospital; having never been a patient, Shapp said no. The next day's headline in The Inquirer
read "Shapp Denies Ever having been in a Mental Home." Shapp attributed his loss of the election to Annenberg's attack campaign.
Annenberg was a backer and friend of Richard Nixon
. In the 1952 presidential election
, critics later claimed Annenberg had The Inquirer
look the other way when covering accusations Nixon was misappropriating funds. Later, to avoid accusations of political bias, Annenberg had The Inquirer
use only news agency
sources such as the Associated Press
for the 1960 and 1968 presidential elections.
When Nixon was elected president in 1968, Annenberg was appointed the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James's
. A year later when Annenberg sold the newspaper to Knight Newspapers, a part of the deal stipulated that Annenberg's name would appear as "Editor and Publisher Emeritus" in The Inquirer
. In 1970, Annenberg, already unhappy with changes in the newspaper, had his name removed from the paper after an editorial critical of Richard Nixon appeared.
When Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C. (PMH) bought the paper in 2006, Brian P. Tierney and the business people behind PMH signed a pledge promising that they would not influence the content of the paper. Tierney, a Republican activist who had represented many local groups in the Philadelphia area, had criticized The Inquirer
in the past on behalf of his clients. One of Tierney's clients had been the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which he had represented during the Cipriano affair
. PMH membership also included Bruce E. Toll, vice chairman of Toll Brothers Inc.
Tierney said that the group was aware that the fastest way to ruin its investment in The Inquirer
was to threaten the paper's editorial independence
The 2012 sale of Philadelphia Media Network to six local business leaders also led to concern of conflict of interest.
The new owners, which included New Jersey Democratic fundraiser George Norcross III
, media entrepreneur H. F. Lenfest, former New Jersey Nets
owner Lewis Katz, and CEO of Liberty Property Trust
and chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce William Hankowsky, pledged not to influence the content of the paper.
Board of Directors
The members of Board of Directors as of February 2021
As of February 2021The Inquirer
has 225 newsroom employees. 54.7% are male and 45.3% female.
The racial demographics of the newsroom does not match the city it covers. The newsroom is 75% white, while 34% of Philadelphia is white.
Black journalists accounted for less than 12% of the newsroom, while Philadelphia is 40% Black. Three quarters of editors are white. Six desks– Opinion, Investigations, Upside, Now, Digital and Spotlight– have no Black journalists.
In March 2020, The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia and Philadelphia Inquirer LLC reached an agreement on a three-year contract agreement that would include a workforce diversity provision and raises for the entire newsroom, which hadn't seen across the board salary increases since August 2009.
NewsGuild membership ratified the three-year contract agreement on March 17, 2020.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
is headquartered at 801 Market Street in the Market East section of Center City Philadelphia
along with the Philadelphia Daily News
In 2020 The Inquirer
closed its Schuylkill Printing Plant in Upper Merion Township
, laying off about 500 employees. As of 2021, printing of The Inquirer
and the Philadelphia Daily News
has been outsourced to a printing plant in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
owned by Gannett
As of February 2021The Inquirer
's publisher is Elizabeth H. Hughes.
Editor and senior vice president is Gabriel Escobar.
Managing editors are Patrick Kerkstra and Sandra Shea. Deputy Managing Editors are Stephen Glynn, Brian Leighton and James Neff.
Since 1995, The Inquirer
has been available on the Internet, most recently at Inquirer.com, which, along with the Philadelphia Daily News,
is part of The Philadelphia Inquirer LLC. :17, 21
's local coverage area includes Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania
, and southern New Jersey
. In September 1994 The Inquirer
co-produced a 10 p.m. newscast called Inquirer News Tonight
. The show lasted a year before WPHL-TV took complete control over the program and was renamed WB17 News at Ten
In 2004, The Inquirer
formed a partnership with Philadelphia's NBC
, giving the paper access to WCAU's weather forecasts while also contributing to news segments throughout the day.
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