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Interstate General Media to close Inquirer.com

Philadelphia Magazine Inquirer.com and PhillyDailyNews.com, standalone websites for two newspapers owned by Interstate General Media, will soon close, Philadelphia Magazine reported Thursday. According to a memo obtained by Philadelphia Magazine, the two sites, which feature content from The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News, will be "folded into" one site, Philly.com: What this means is that the … Read More
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No brotherly love for rival papers in Philadelphia

Philly.com | Columbia Journalism Review | CBS Philly The Philadelphia Daily News reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for a report on police corruption and sexual assault is being accused of paying the bills of one of its key sources and allegedly encouraging her to exaggerate facts of a criminal complaint about the incident. Read More
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Inquirer, Daily News sold for $88 million

The Philadelphia Inquirer Lewis Katz and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest won the English-style auction for Interstate General Media's publishing properties Tuesday, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com. They paid $88 million, David Sell reports. Katz and Lenfest told the court they were "trying to right what we think was a wrong" when Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow was fired. He was later reinstated by a judge. "I certainly hope to stay, and that – of course – is up to our owners," Marimow told Poynter in an email. Lenfest will serve as interim publisher, the new owners told staffers. "[W]e are happy for the company’s employees, readers and advertisers that this issue is now resolved," said now-former owners George E. Norcross, William P. Hankowsky and Joseph E. Buckelew in a statement. "We wish Messrs. Katz and Lenfest the best of luck moving forward." Their full statement: Read More
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