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September 30, 1997 | By Jennifer Weiner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She's young. She's smart. She's outtahere. Yesterday was Channel 6 reporter Kristen Sze's last day on the air for WPVI. She's departing for New York City, and a spot as the sole East Coast correspondent for the syndicated show Extra, which airs locally on the competition, WCAU (Channel 10), at 7 p.m. Sze describes the show as "a People magazine on TV," covering feature stories, interesting people, medical developments and, of course, celebrities and their woes (the show was big on Diana's funeral, Versace's murder, and recent fave, the Marv Albert trial-cum-guilty plea)
NEWS
November 15, 1999 | By Arlene Notoro Morgan
Since I started this column, I have heard countless reasons why newspapers are losing the public's trust. So it was a refreshing change to hear the respect The Inquirer had with South Jersey readers during a recent focus group on newspaper credibility. The dozen readers who participated had no agenda, no pet cause, no particular gripe. They were average readers who relied on The Inquirer to provide them with the news. The session was organized by the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)
NEWS
April 19, 1999 | By Arlene Notoro Morgan
Mention local news in South Jersey and readers inevitably point to the three daily newspapers that serve the Burlington, Camden and Gloucester County communities. Of the 40 South Jersey subscribers who participated in The Inquirer's first readership forum last month, only a few said they depend on this paper's South Jersey news report. Rather than be dismayed, South Jersey Editor Julie Busby used the forum as an opportunity to explain the Inquirer's "paper within the paper" concept that was launched last Monday.
NEWS
February 16, 2005 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the month before November's election, local viewers saw 17 minutes of candidate ads for each minute of local TV news coverage of the U.S. Senate race between Arlen Specter and Joe Hoeffel. That disparity was one of many striking findings in an intensive study, released yesterday, that found local political races were given short shrift by newscasts. Researchers at three universities collaborated on the survey that monitored the local evening news broadcasts on the ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates in Philadelphia and 10 other markets from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1. In Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles, more than 70 percent of all campaign stories were devoted to the presidential race, as opposed to local contests, such as Republican incumbent Specter's campaign against Democrat Hoeffel in Pennsylvania.
LIVING
February 8, 1987 | By Gail Shister, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nice guys don't always finish last. Ask Steve Bell. "I'm sure you could find colleagues in Washington who would suggest I'm not tough enough or cynical enough," says the pride of Oskaloosa, Iowa, who ended his career with ABC News after 20 years - the last 11 in Washington - to become Channel 3's new anchor at 6 and 11 p.m. He debuted last Monday. "Maybe it's because I wouldn't go for the jugular when they would," Bell continues. "I would argue that I'm right, because there is a limit.
NEWS
March 12, 2003
Beginning Monday, The Inquirer will contain more opinion pieces on local news, neighborhood topics and quality-of-life issues. Two commentary pages will offered in the Local News section each day. The Metro Commentary Page will reach readers in Philadelphia, most of Delaware County, and a portion of Montgomery County. The Pennsylvania Commentary Page will serve readers in Bucks and Chester Counties and portions of Delaware and Montgomery Counties. These pages will give Pennsylvania readers even more opportunities to express their views on local issues through guest columns, letters to the editor, and periodic "Voices" topics.
NEWS
April 19, 2013
Page 2 in the Local News section will have a new look beginning Monday, as part of our ongoing effort to provide readers with more coverage of their towns and neighborhoods. Every Monday, the page will feature commentary from people in the community, as well as letters to the editor on local subjects of the day. From Tuesday through Friday, the page will be dedicated to state, county and local news and will include blogs curated from our new website, www.inquirer.com . Photos of the day from around the region will also be featured.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Louis Bloom, the character Jake Gyllenhaal so fiercely inhabits in writer-director Dan Gilroy's terrific, creepy satirical thriller Nightcrawler , is so thoroughly strange, such an alien misfit, and so sleazy, you're tempted to wash your hands upon first seeing him. An unemployed misfit trawling the streets of Los Angeles for work, for distraction, or for confrontation, Louis opens the film with a violent crime. Caught stealing wiring from a construction site, he beats up the security guard and steals his big shiny wristwatch.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
TOM TOROK tells the story of how he once escaped bodily injury thanks to Carl Breitinger. It was 1978, and Tom, as a reporter for the Courier-Post, had participated in some articles exposing corruption in Gloucester Township, N.J., stirring the ire of Democratic officials. Along came Carl Breitinger, then a photographer for the Bulletin, arriving at Democratic Party headquarters in all innocence. But he wore a beard, as Tom Torok did, and irate officials thought it was Torok back for more dirt.
NEWS
May 29, 2013
A WOODCUTTER who "lives alone in the land of legends" is the last "Piney" in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, "where moonshiners and pirates once hid among the ghosts and ghouls. " Daily News readers have grown accustomed to such informative and entertaining prose from reporter Jason Nark. It seems that the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has noticed him as well. Yesterday, the organization announced that Nark won five awards in its 2012 contest, including first place in profile writing for "The Last Piney.
NEWS
April 22, 2013
Page 2 in the Local News section has a new look beginning today, as part of our ongoing effort to provide readers with more coverage of their towns and neighborhoods. Every Monday, the page will feature commentary from people in the community, as well as letters to the editor on local subjects of the day. From Tuesday through Friday, the page will be dedicated to state, county and local news and will include blogs curated from our new website, www.inquirer.com . Photos of the day from around the region will also be featured.
NEWS
April 6, 2013 | By Mary Kate Foley, DOWNINGTOWN WEST HIGH
Gone are the days of just buttons and banners for politicians to reach their constituents. Welcome to the new political arena full of commercials, blog posts, and hundreds of tweets. Through social media, politicians are now able to constantly display their message through endless commercials, see direct responses to their actions via Facebook or Twitter, and connect with a single person at the push of a button. As State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D., Chester) introduced legislation last year that would strengthen Pennsylvania's animal cruelty laws, his camp was overwhelmed with positive feedback from the animal-loving community.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
THE WAR for the hearts, minds and eyeballs of the region's residents has flared up in the skies over the Delaware Valley. That's where a high-tech, multimillion-dollar battle is taking place as the market's four local television-news operations duke it out - via helicopter. This resurgence of the local chopper war, which first broke out a decade or so ago, was ignited last month when NBC 10 introduced SKYFORCE 10. The blue-and-orange, four-passenger, state-of-the-art Bell 206 L4 LongRanger helicopter boasts four high-def cameras: a rotating "gyro" unit mounted on the front, one on the tail and two in the cabin.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Television news chopper wars? NBC10 - whose local news broadcasts rank second at 6 p.m. and third at 11 - has added a helicopter to its news-gathering organization after breaking off a chopper-sharing relationship with CBS3 and Fox29. A TV chopper, sources say, can cost a station from $500,000 to $1.5 million a year. NBC10 says it's flying the chopper daily in the morning and afternoon, and the addition of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger is part of Comcast Corp.'s investment in NBC-owned television stations around the country.
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