September 30, 1997 |
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)
November 15, 1999 |
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)
April 19, 1999 |
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.
February 16, 2005 |
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.
February 8, 1987 |
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.
September 13, 2010 |
It's the Aug. 24 morning newscast on Fox29. The subject, as often lately: a sexual-harassment claim against Philadelphia Housing Authority head Carl R. Greene. Reporter Steve Keeley says, "You can believe Mr. Greene all you want, but the problem of it is, you as a taxpayer, the one watching this show, are paying for these settlements. . . . No wonder why many want Greene gone now, gone for good, except for his chief enabler and apologist in all of this, [Gov.] Ed Rendell, who brought Mr. Greene to Philadelphia in the first place, despite that similar sexual-harassment claim and settlement up in Detroit.
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.
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.