May 25, 2016 |
It took the click of a shutter for Mayor Kenney to turn sour. After a handful of reporters were invited to share a tour of Philadelphia's prisons Monday, Kenney quickly showed that he wasn't in the mood for guests. In the visitors lobby, he raised his hand to stop a photographer in mid-shot, then headed out of the room with a swift shake of his head. Twenty minutes, and a few more touchy interactions between the media and the mayor, later, everyone got the hint. "Does he want the media here?"
February 4, 2016
By David Chavern If you want to know who still believes in a future for news media, just turn to some of our most respected businessmen: Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos. John Henry. Glen Taylor. All of them have made significant investments in newspapers despite the media pundits who have been predicting the death of the newspaper industry for years. Just a few weeks ago, Buffett acquired his 32nd paper, the Fredericksburg Free-Lance-Star, demonstrating that print journalism remains relevant even as our digital audience - on mobile, social media, virtual reality, and a variety of other platforms - continues to grow rapidly.
August 28, 2014
ISSUE | FERGUSON One difference A few days after Michael Brown was killed, another young man, Dillon Taylor, was shot and killed by police, also under confusing circumstances. Taylor was shot coming out of a convenience store in Salt Lake City, where police were responding to reports of a gunman. Taylor did not respond to police commands, as he was wearing headphones, and did not hear the police until it was too late. Yet there was no media uproar - despite protests from Taylor's family.
March 9, 2013 |
Quoting from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Bible, Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco made a forceful defense Thursday of State Rep. Dwight Evans, a political ally and founder of a nonprofit that has been under scrutiny since a state investigation said it misspent or mismanaged portions of $12 million worth of state grants since 2006. Tasco particularly attacked the motives of The Inquirer, which has published a series of articles, including one Sunday, on Evans and the investigation into the Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp.
July 23, 2012
New president chosen in India NEW DELHI - Pranab Mukherjee, a former finance minister and troubleshooter for the ruling Congress Party, was elected president of India, officials and local media said Sunday, securing nearly twice as many votes as his rival in the electoral college as voting continued. Mukherjee, 76, defeated Purno A. Sangma, 64, a former speaker of the lower house of Parliament. A final tally in the 4,896-member electoral college of state and federal legislators is expected Monday.
January 22, 2012 |
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Resentment lurks near the surface of the conservative political consciousness. Many voters believe (not always without cause) that elite, hipster liberals in academia and the coastal Big Media are sneering at them, their lives, and their beliefs. They see themselves presented as unsophisticated, bigoted, and quite possibly stupid. So Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was tapping into a powerful psychological current when he attacked the news media Thursday at the start of a CNN debate, responding to an ABC News interview with his ex-wife Marianne, in which she said he had demanded an "open marriage" so he could carry on an affair with the woman he subsequently married after divorcing Marianne.
January 21, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Resentment lurks near the surface of the conservative political consciousness. Many voters believe (not always without cause) that elite, hipster liberals in academia and the coastal Big Media are sneering at them, their lives and their beliefs. They see themselves presented as unsophisticated, bigoted, and quite possibly stupid. So Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was tapping into a powerful psychological current when he attacked the news media Thursday at the start of a CNN debate, responding to an ABC News interview with his ex-wife Marianne, in which she said he had demanded an "open marriage" so he could carry on an affair with the woman whom he subsequently divorced Marianne to marry.
August 30, 2011
Did the National Weather Service and news media exaggerate the strength of Hurricane Irene?
March 18, 2011
RE HOPE Moffett: You don't fire a person looking out for the betterment of her kids. You want this on your legacy? I think you're smarter than that. The kids shouldn't have left school to march to school HQ. MLK did things that authorities didn't want. But it was the right thing! Bob LaVelle, Philadelphia I'm losing count - what is the number of bonehead moves executed by Queen Arlene? As supporters slowly but surely turn their backs (and in the case of Jerry Mondesire offer the lawyers of the NAACP)
February 15, 2011
No need to call him "Punxsutawney Tom. " Not yet, anyway. But some political insiders are wondering why Gov. Corbett is rarely seen in public. To be sure, Corbett has only been on the job since Jan. 18, but he hasn't had much of a public schedule since his swearing-in. He did show up at the Super Bowl with the owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he announced his nomination to succeed him as state attorney general. Aides say Corbett is busy trying to figure out how to plug a $4 billion deficit in the state budget without raising taxes.