April 16, 2010 |
Several executives with New York City investment firms must search their files and e-mails for any documents related to the taping of a private November 2008 meeting with Brian Tierney, the chief executive of Philadelphia Media Holdings, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled yesterday. Any documents not previously turned over for a probe of the taping last year must be provided to lawyers for the newspapers' owner within five days, said Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stephen Raslavich, presiding over the newspapers' Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
July 9, 2008 |
Sandra D. Long, an Inquirer managing editor, has been named to oversee the possible consolidation of the photography desks, copy desks, editorial assistants, and photo-toning functions at both The Inquirer and Daily News, owned by Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C. Long, who will become vice president of newsroom operations for both papers, joined The Inquirer in 1984 as a journalist and has held several management positions. For a decade, Long has served as liaison between the Inquirer newsroom and the company's business departments and has "developed excellent working relationships with all divisions throughout Philadelphia Newspapers," said a statement by Mark J. Frisby, the Daily News publisher and executive vice president at PMH.
January 16, 2010
Yesterday, Philadelphia Media Holdings, owner of the Daily News , Inquirer and philly.com, announced the formation of Philadelphia's Haiti Relief Fund. PMH Chief Executive Officer Brian Tierney said in statement that the company would provide the fund with its first $10,000 as well as several hundred thousand dollars worth of print and online advertising. All money raised will be directed to relief organizations such as the American Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services, the company said.
March 3, 2009 |
The Daily News will soon be labeled on its front page as an edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer , though the two papers will still be sold separately, maintain separate news staffs and compete for stories, officials of Philadelphia Media Holdings announced yesterday. Philadelphia Media Holdings' chief executive, Brian Tierney, said the change would save money by allowing the publications to act as a single subscriber to wire services, and will be helpful in ad sales.
February 23, 2008 |
Patriot Equities LP of Wayne says it has agreed to buy the Inquirer and Daily News headquarters in Center City and will seek to rezone and refurbish part of the underused complex for retail services. "We're the selected buyer for the building and the lot and garage behind it," said Patriot president Erik Kolar. The property stretches from Broad to 16th Streets north of Callowhill Street. Kolar said he expected the deal to close within the next three months. Philadelphia Media Holdings, which owns the building along with the two newspapers, the Philly.
May 3, 2009 |
Everett S. Landers, 76, of Medford, former executive editor of the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill, died of heart failure Monday at Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Landers led a staff of 115 in the competitive South Jersey market. During his tenure, the Gannett Co. paper converted to morning publication, started up a new press, and created a format involving heavy use of color. After leaving the Courier-Post, Mr. Landers was director of training and news staff development for Gannett newspapers in the Mid-Atlantic region.
January 31, 2009 |
The pundits and cynics who believe that newspapers are dead are dead wrong. So says a small group of newspaper executives who this month organized an ad hoc group to alter perceptions and get the facts out - for example, more Americans will pick up a newspaper Monday morning (100 million) than watch the Super Bowl tomorrow night. Dubbed the Newspaper Project, the grassroots effort includes the CEO and publisher of Philadelphia Media Holdings, Brian P. Tierney. Beginning Monday, print and online ads will appear in Advertising Age, The Inquirer, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and more than 100 other newspapers.
April 28, 2009 |
The circulation at The Inquirer and other big regional newspapers fell substantially in the recent six-month reporting period, ending in late March. The newspapers with the steepest daily circulation declines, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, were the New York Post (down 20.6 percent), the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (down 19.9 percent), and the Newark Star-Ledger (down 16.8 percent). The daily circulation at the New York Times (down 3.5 percent) and the Washington Post (down 1.2 percent)
April 30, 2010
Local ownership of The Inquirer was described as an experiment in some stories that detailed this week's sale of this newspaper, the Daily News, and Philly.com to their parent company's creditors. But local ownership isn't an experiment. It's a tradition as old as this nation, and it remained prevalent until post-World War II America sprouted the voracious media chains that gobbled up newspapers from sea to shining sea. It was good to see local ownership return to Philadelphia after a long absence.
November 13, 2009 |
Toys for Tots is giving Santa Claus a run for his money. The Marine Corps' annual drive has increased its goals for the Philadelphia region this year because the recession and high unemployment threaten to deprive many children of getting a gift over the holidays. This year's goal is 150,000 toys, up from last year's original target of 60,000, announced Brian P. Tierney, chief executive officer of Philadelphia Media Holdings, at a news conference yesterday. Hopes were boosted by the overwhelming public support of last year's drive.