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April 9, 2003 | By MARK SEGAL
JOURNALISM is an art. But it parades its words as a science at times. We in the news business take printed words and give them to what we hope is an eager public wanting facts. We try to do that in an interesting way without being sensationalistic. When the news is something completely new, like the recent SARS epidemic, we give as much information as possible and as many viewpoints. I learned this from Daily News editor Zack Stalberg and former editorial page editor Richard Aregood.
NEWS
July 3, 2003
Staff writer Bob Warner and the Daily News should be ashamed of themselves for the article on June 21, about Joseph F. Hoffman Jr. Hoffman, who is a son of a Democratic ward leader, threw out "more than twice as many tickets as anybody else" in a six-year period. Does the Daily News commend Hoffman on his excessive productivity? No. Does the Daily News give credit to Hoffman for saving the city at least another person's salary and benefits costs for that six-year period?
NEWS
February 14, 1995 | by Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writer
Richard Aregood, whose take-no-prisoners editorials helped define the Daily News for two decades, is leaving the paper to take a job with The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. Aregood's decision to leave the Daily News was prompted in part by disagreements with editor Zachary Stalberg over the mission of the editorial and opinion pages, as well as cutbacks in his department. During his years on the Daily News, Aregood won journalism's top awards for editorial writing, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.
NEWS
April 13, 2010
The Daily News loves to fight for the little guy. Well, score one for the Daily News and two of its fearless reporters. Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism Monday for a series of stories that exposed a rogue police narcotics squad. Kudos, too, to Inquirer cartoonist Tony Auth, a Pulitzer finalist for his drawings "expressing consistently fearless positions on national and local issues. " The awards once again affirm the important role that vibrant newspapers play - even in tough times - not just here in the Cradle of Liberty, but across America.
NEWS
January 9, 1987 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, Daily News Staff Writer
Attorney and former mayoral candidate Charles W. Bowser has filed suit against the Daily News and Daily News associate editor Don Williamson, charging that he was the victim of false and defamatory statements in a column written by Williamson. In a suit filed in Common Pleas Court, Bowser accused Williamson of describing him as a black bigot and of making other disparaging remarks in a column about last summer's Urban Journalism Workshop for minority high school students, sponsored by the Daily News and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
NEWS
November 3, 2006
THE Daily News had the Phillies making the playoffs on the Monday before the season ended, and we know how that turned out. On Nov. 1, six days before the election, your headline said, "All over but the voting. " Headlines like these are more hurtful than helpful. Perhaps the third time you're inclined to predict the future, you'll bite your tongues and think how you might have blown it for us twice before. Stan Gibell Philadelphia
NEWS
March 14, 1995 | BY HARRY RYAN
I remember when there were nine daily newspapers in New York City? Many Philadelphians have never forgotten the deceased Bulletin's slogan: In Philadelphia, Nearly Everybody Reads The Bulletin. Newspapers are dying. In this contemporary era, television has been the grotesque murderer of newspapers and magazines. Today, pay-for-TV-cable has been an ugly motive for not reading newspapers. Newspapers are in my blood. I read newspapers voraciously. In the past golden age of newspapers, it was cranky typewriters, inexpensive copy paper, rewritemen receiving stories from reporters over old-time telephones.
NEWS
January 2, 2008
NOW THAT Philadelphia has already invested more than a half-BILLION dollars in stadia for "important" sports, the Daily News decides to take a position against the funding of a soccer-specific stadium in Chester? Why shouldn't soccer fans be able to watch their sport in an appropriate stadium? Is it that the money will be spent and earned outside the city? Or that your readers know nothing about the sport? Here's hoping the Legislature isn't listening. Peg Manning Eastsound, WA I don't think Barack Obama has much of a chance at winning the presidency because of his Muslim-sounding name.
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June 12, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
Joey Lancellotti had the type of baseball season that makes flowery prose clumsy and unnecessary. The junior for Archbishop Wood dominated from the mound and at the plate and helped the Vikings capture the Catholic League crown. That's why the North Carolina commit is the 2015 Daily News Most Valuable Player. As a pitcher Lancellotti finished 7-1 with a 0.67 ERA. He also allowed only five earned runs in more than 53 innings pitched. Last but not least, Lancellotti's complete-game no-hitter (14 strikeouts)
SPORTS
June 7, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
MAIKEL FRANCO has had quite a week. In fact, it's a hot streak Karen Klein will never forget. Klein, of Runnemede, N.J., won $1,000 Friday night in the Daily News Home Run payoff contest, thanks to Franco's third homer in his last four games. "Please tell Maikel Franco, thank you very, very much," an emotional Klein said. "You just made a South Jersey woman very, very happy. " Klein works in the children's clothing department at JCPenney's in the Cherry Hill Mall. A diehard Phillies fan, she was listening as broadcaster Scott Franzke announced her as the latest thousand-dollar winner in our popular contest.
NEWS
May 28, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
MARY JACKSON was a woman of many talents, most of them directed at helping others. Such as her skill with herbal remedies. You have an angry liver? Mary had a remedy. Constipation? Ditto. Respiratory problem? Drink her concoction and you'll breathe easier. Mary wasn't a doctor, but she had made a serious study of herbal medication. She didn't claim cures, but her remedies made sufferers feel better. Mary Elizabeth Crawford Allen Jackson, a 32-year employee in the payroll department of the companies that owned the Daily News and Inquirer, a devoted churchwoman, dedicated traveler and loving family matriarch, died May 14 of cancer.
NEWS
May 27, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A MAN whose 2012 tangle with police led to a grand-jury investigation of two high-ranking cops is back in the authorities' crosshairs. Police obtained a search warrant Saturday on the Oak Lane home of Rodney Handy Jr., 25, police sources said. Earlier in the day, cops had found Handy inside his white Toyota Avalon with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to his left foot and he was "uncooperative" with investigators, prompting police to seek the search warrant, the sources said.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | Daily News Staff
YOU CAN SKIP the recommendations that follow, which wrap up our endorsements for the candidates and questions in this race . . . as long as you do one thing: Show up at the polls today. It matters. In fact, given the attempts to erode voting rights in the past few years, exercising your right to vote matters more than ever. You'd think that the threats against voting rights would encourage people to get out to the polls, but the sad truth is that here in Philadelphia, it's the opposite: Voter turnout continues to decline.
NEWS
May 19, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
YOU COULDN'T mistake that Texas drawl. Even though it faded a bit after many years in the Philadelphia area, which has its own distinctive accents, those smooth Texas tones were unmistakably Tom Schmidt's. Tom was a newspaperman of the old school - tough, creative, dedicated, the kind of reporter who didn't let much get in his way when he was chasing a story. He was also an editor who specialized in guiding young reporters along the right way to pursue a story, then correcting and polishing their prose after they turned it in. When he came to the Philadelphia area in the 1960s, Tom brought with him not only the accents but also the sensibilities of his native Texas Hill Country, both of which remained among his defining characteristics.
NEWS
May 14, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
FORMER STATE SEN. Vince Fumo went on Facebook yesterday morning and weighed in on the mayor's race. Sort of. Fumo shared a NewsWorks story about the "four billionaires" supporting state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and wrote that he'd choose their candidate over one backed by labor leader John Dougherty (who is throwing his money behind ex-Fumo protege and former City Councilman Jim Kenney). "Either those guys or Johnnie doc! I take anyone other than dougherty!" Fumo wrote. The four billionaires cited by NewsWorks are the pro-school-choice Susquehanna International Group trio funding Williams ads, and Gerry Lenfest - owner of the Daily News , the Inquirer and Philly.com - who has contributed money to Williams.
SPORTS
May 5, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
NOBODY HAS ever had a better time at the Penn Relays than Frank Bertucci. Officially, Bertucci wrote advance stories and oversaw a staff of young journalism students who compiled results and quotes for use by the media. Unofficially, he held court. Bertucci worked the event for more than 40 years, so if you had questions, he had the answers. Sadly, this year was his last at the track and field carnival. Bertucci, 68, died of a heart attack at his South Philadelphia home on Friday, just one week after the 121st running of the prestigious event.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
INITIALLY, DESPITE the agonizing tragedy she was shouldering, Dominique Lockwood bore empathy for the driver who ended her youngest son's life. "Before, I felt bad for her, too," she told the Daily News last week. "I said, 'Oh, I can't imagine how this lady must feel.' " Abdul Latif Wilson - a bright, energetic 4-year-old whose mom said helped hold his family together - was run down April 13 by a Ford Edge after he darted into a street near his Kingsessing home from between two parked cars.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | BY LARA WITT, Daily News Staff Writer wittl@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
AWARD-WINNING Daily News editorial page editor Sandra Shea will be taking on a new challenge as director of strategic partnerships for Philadelphia Media Network, the company that owns the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com. Shea, who joined the Daily News in 1990, played a pivotal role in the creation of the popular grant-funded project The Next Mayor - a collaborative effort funded by the Wyncote Foundation that partners with the Daily News , Inquirer , Philly.com, Temple University, Committee of Seventy, WHYY, WURD and others to cover the mayor's race.
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