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For Philly's durable Daily News, it looks like the beginning of the end

The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News building is seen in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007. Cuts are expected as the papers plan to merge operations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Updated to include comment from Philadelphia Media Network and other new information. Newsroom cuts at the Philadelphia Media Network's Inquirer and Daily News, announced at a staff meeting Friday, look … Read More
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Philly media owner explored a nonprofit path

The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News building is seen in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)The owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com has given thought to shifting to non-profit ownership status, aligning with Temple University. It was unclear Thursday whether discussions held by H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest  go beyond the theoretical at this point . Read More
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How the Philadelphia media gets around during Pope's visit

While many people in the cities affected by the Pope's movements will be taking off, 8,000 journalists accredited to cover the Pope's visit to the United States this week will not. That number includes many journalists based in Philadelphia, the last of the three cities on the Pope's visit to the United States. The city will host the Pope … Read More
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Philly’s new union deals: What do they mean? A union view

Related: Philly’s labor talks: What do they mean? A management view Workers at Philly.com voted 30-1 late Wednesday to ratify a new two-year contract with management. The contract is similar to a related one bargained by their union, the Newspaper Guild, and ratified by the more than 400 workers at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. They … Read More
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Philly’s labor talks: What do they mean? A management view

Related: Philly’s new union deals: What do they mean? A union view Stan WischnowskiA key figure for management in the just-concluded and ratified new two-year contracts at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com is Stan Wischnowski, who is vice president for news operations at The Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com. Bargaining in an age of increasing … Read More
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Philly contract deal: company hikes health payments, gets concessions on layoffs and raises

A tentative contract for Philadelphia's major newspapers includes greater healthcare contributions by management but concessions on whether it must heed traditional seniority rules when it comes to layoffs. The deal does not include any raise in basic wages. It was bargained shortly before a Saturday deadline. Details were discussed in several sessions with Newspaper Guild members on Monday. Read More
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Tentative deal in Philly on one of two labor pacts

A tentative deal has been reached on one contract in ongoing newspaper negotiations in Philadelphia. Both sides confirmed Friday that they have essentially completed the smaller of two related contracts. It involves about 50 Newspaper Guild members at Philly.com. The larger of the two contracts involves 400 members at the Inquirer and Daily News. “We are pleased to share … Read More
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Talk of Philly newspaper strike, unionizing move at Gawker, big window onto media labor relations

Members of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia rally outside the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News building in 2006. Union members will vote Wednesday on whether to give leaders the right to call a walkout. (AP Photo/George Widman) Union members in Philadelphia will vote Wednesday evening on whether to give leaders the right to call a walkout … Read More
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Union at Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com to take strike vote

The Philadelphia branch of the Newspaper Guild on Thursday set a strike authorization vote next week for its 500 members at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com. A June 3 vote comes amid ongoing bargaining on a new contract to replace the one that expired earlier in the month. It’s now been extended to June 27 by mutual … Read More
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Philly.com got 555 comments on an article about changes to comments

All was quiet in the comments section for a few hours on Monday after a piece about changes to Philly.com's comments process went up on the site. And that made Erica Palan a little nervous. But the quiet didn't last for too long. By Tuesday afternoon, there were 555 comments in that article's comments section. Palan, audience … Read More
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'Tweet your story four times' and other advice from Philly.com’s Erica Palan and Diana Lind

Melody Kramer spoke with Philly.com's Erica Palan on Tuesday about how Palan works with her coworkers on social. Included in that conversation was the mention of a recent workshop for staff at Philly.com, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News called "How to get your story read." After Tuesday's story, people asked Palan to see the presentation … Read More