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August 3, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
In 1973, about a dozen black journalists in Philadelphia gathered to form a new professional organization, the Association of Black Journalists. In a "statement of purpose," the group said it had 10 basic objectives. Among them were encouraging more blacks to enter journalism, operating a clearinghouse for job opportunities, and sensitizing news organizations to more balanced coverage of black communities. Thirty-eight years later, the association - now called the National Association of Black Journalists - is the nation's largest minority journalists' organization, with more than 3,000 members.
NEWS
November 4, 2011
WILMINGTON - Authorities say a Delaware man who worked as a referee and umpire for youth sports in Pennsylvania has been charged with dealing in child pornography. James Cairns III, 42, of Newark, was arrested Thursday and charged with 26 counts of dealing in child pornography. Cairns, a former Bryn Mawr resident, was being held after failing to post $780,000 secured bail. Officials said that information obtained during an undercover investigation led them to seek a search warrant for Cairns' home.
NEWS
July 19, 2010 | By RENEE HOBBS
WHO KNEW that computers would actually widen the achievement gap in math and reading scores? A recent study of students in grades five through eight showed that those from disadvantaged families got lower scores once the Internet arrived at home. Testing more than 150,000 students in North Carolina, Duke University researchers compared children's reading and math scores before and after they acquired a home computer and compared those scores to those of kids who never acquire a home computer.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2011
In the Region Giant to shut 2 area stores Two Philadelphia-area supermarkets acquired in 2006 by Giant Food Stores in a sell-off by Clemens Markets will shut down in the next several weeks. The Abington Giant on York Road will close on Oct. 8, and Foodsource on Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr is to shut on Oct. 22, Giant Food Stores announced. The Carlisle, Pa.-based chain called the formats of the soon-to-be-decommissioned stores "outmoded" and said employees would be offered positions in nearby newer and brighter stores.
NEWS
September 16, 2011 | By Eric Newton
Each year on Constitution Day, students and teachers celebrate the most fundamental laws of our republic. On this Constitution Day, they should also celebrate Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media. Why? Because it turns out that social media are good for the Constitution. Specifically, they're good for the First Amendment. "The Future of the First Amendment," a new study being released today by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, reaches that conclusion.
NEWS
August 17, 2012
Despite its name, "Indian Steps and Sounds" actually combines two cultures - Latin American and Indian - that aren't typically associated with one another. The product of a collaboration between two local dance troupes, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas and Usiloquy Dance Designs, "Indian Steps . . . " takes Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance that has been around for thousands of years, and flavors it with traditions and practices dating to East Indian indentureship to South American countries in the 20th century, a mix aimed at highlighting the similarities and differences between the two cultures.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1997 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Don Tapscott may be credited with helping popularize the term paradigm shift to describe the social transformation being sparked by the rise of information technology. But from here on out, he's likely to be known as the person who labeled the baby boomers' offspring the "Net Generation" - "N-Gen" for short. "To me it is unquestionable that the thing that has changed most in their world, compared to their parents', is the rise of the digital media," said Tapscott, a Canadian author and consultant.
NEWS
July 12, 2011 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
Philadelphia Media Network, owner of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com, announced yesterday that it would offer cut-rate Android tablet computers to long-term digital subscribers as it searches for new ways to boost advertising revenue and reverse declining circulation. "We are making history," chief executive officer Greg Osberg told employees yesterday at the Academy of Natural Sciences, ahead of a news conference formally announcing the initiative. The tablets, which will be loaded with a Philly.com application and an Inquirer app that are being developed, will also display digital editions of both newspapers.
NEWS
October 8, 2010 | By Christopher K. Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
William K. Marimow, the editor of The Inquirer, is being replaced by the paper's new owner but will remain on the staff as a reporter, it was announced Thursday. The company's new management told Marimow that despite his national reputation as an outstanding print journalist, he did not have the background in digital media necessary to lead the paper going forward. Marimow, 63, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will continue at The Inquirer as an investigative reporter. Stan Wischnowski, The Inquirer's deputy managing editor/operations and vice president for shared services, was named acting editor.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2012 | By Jeff Gelles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hackathons in which participants build online tools based on free-for-the-taking government data, or give birth to a potential new enterprise in an intense, 54-hour "Startup Weekend. " Robotics demonstrations that show how the region's students, engineers and companies are helping to turn sci-fi dreams into reality. Workshops and panels on issues such as the challenges facing women and minorities in technology, the use of digital media to promote social change, and the value of "gamification" — using game play in nontraditional ways.
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BUSINESS
September 14, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Digital First Media, the second-largest U.S. newspaper chain, said Friday that it was weighing "strategic alternatives" that could include a sale or split-up of its 76 daily newspapers, 160 weeklies, and hundreds of news websites, including the major papers in San Jose, Calif.; Denver; and St. Paul, Minn.; and local dailies in Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties and Trenton. Chief executive John Paton said in a statement that Digital First had "many options available to us to maximize the value of our businesses for our stockholders.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
As triathletes, one professionally in the past and the other because she's clearly a glutton for torture in her free time, Holden Comeau and Jayme Anne Goldberg have an informed perspective on endurance sports. And not just that they are brutal. The two noticed a costly deficiency: Events managers were not using online video advertising. That meant they were seriously limiting outreach to potential participants and sponsorship revenue, Comeau and Goldberg said. You could liken it to a swimmer not wearing the most aerodynamic suit, or a marathoner not laced into the top running shoe.
NEWS
February 11, 2013
The Anti-Education Era Creating Smarter Students Through Digital Learning By James Paul Gee Palgrave Macmillan. 256 pp. $17. Reviewed by Paul Jablow   When Philadelphia's new school superintendent, William Hite Jr., started looking for ways to entice students back who had left the School District, one of his first stated goals was to start a new cyber school. Hite was hardly claiming to be a pioneer in the area of fully online curricula.
NEWS
August 17, 2012
Despite its name, "Indian Steps and Sounds" actually combines two cultures - Latin American and Indian - that aren't typically associated with one another. The product of a collaboration between two local dance troupes, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas and Usiloquy Dance Designs, "Indian Steps . . . " takes Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance that has been around for thousands of years, and flavors it with traditions and practices dating to East Indian indentureship to South American countries in the 20th century, a mix aimed at highlighting the similarities and differences between the two cultures.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012 | By Victoria Donohoe, For The Inquirer
Are nature and technology really opposites? Not to LiQin Tan, who has a solo exhibition, "Primitive-Level Signals," at Dalet Gallery. A skilled artist, Tan considers it essential to abolish the notion that nature and technology exist in opposition. He even generously suggests that the evolution of technology may lead digital media to become an extension of our own natures - something he likes to think is the Taoist philosophy behind digital life. Interested in religion and spirituality, he relishes the many similarities he sees between Chinese and early North American Indian cultures.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2012 | By Jeff Gelles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hackathons in which participants build online tools based on free-for-the-taking government data, or give birth to a potential new enterprise in an intense, 54-hour "Startup Weekend. " Robotics demonstrations that show how the region's students, engineers and companies are helping to turn sci-fi dreams into reality. Workshops and panels on issues such as the challenges facing women and minorities in technology, the use of digital media to promote social change, and the value of "gamification" — using game play in nontraditional ways.
NEWS
November 4, 2011
WILMINGTON - Authorities say a Delaware man who worked as a referee and umpire for youth sports in Pennsylvania has been charged with dealing in child pornography. James Cairns III, 42, of Newark, was arrested Thursday and charged with 26 counts of dealing in child pornography. Cairns, a former Bryn Mawr resident, was being held after failing to post $780,000 secured bail. Officials said that information obtained during an undercover investigation led them to seek a search warrant for Cairns' home.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2011
In the Region Giant to shut 2 area stores Two Philadelphia-area supermarkets acquired in 2006 by Giant Food Stores in a sell-off by Clemens Markets will shut down in the next several weeks. The Abington Giant on York Road will close on Oct. 8, and Foodsource on Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr is to shut on Oct. 22, Giant Food Stores announced. The Carlisle, Pa.-based chain called the formats of the soon-to-be-decommissioned stores "outmoded" and said employees would be offered positions in nearby newer and brighter stores.
NEWS
September 23, 2011
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for an incubator designed to help foster new digital media businesses. Companies and entrepreneurs working on products related to the news media, e-commerce and mobile applications for smart phones and tablets are encouraged to visit www.sep.benfranklin.org to apply for participation in Project Liberty Digital Incubator. The incubator is a joint initiative of Ben Franklin, Drexel University, DreamIt Ventures and Philadelphia Media Network - owner of The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com.
NEWS
September 16, 2011 | By Eric Newton
Each year on Constitution Day, students and teachers celebrate the most fundamental laws of our republic. On this Constitution Day, they should also celebrate Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media. Why? Because it turns out that social media are good for the Constitution. Specifically, they're good for the First Amendment. "The Future of the First Amendment," a new study being released today by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, reaches that conclusion.
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