August 29, 2016 |
Tuesday was the final day that comments could be posted on news stories at NPR.org. The decision was announced one week prior by ombudsman and public editor Elizabeth Jensen, who quoted NPR's managing editor for digital news, Scott Montgomery: "We've reached the point where we've realized that there are other, better ways to achieve the same kind of community discussion around the issues we raise in our journalism. " Not surprisingly, the decision didn't sit well with many of those who posted 3,375 comments to the announcement.
July 22, 2016 |
AS HEIDI CRUZ left Cleveland's Quicken Loans arena after her husband Ted gave his stemwinder at the Republican National Convention, she was escorted by security through a hostile crowd. Apparently, people in the audience were annoyed that Cruz hadn't endorsed Donald "I Call Him Lyin' Ted" Trump. They couldn't believe that the Texan actually gave his national audience permission to vote their conscience. They were in shock he didn't bring gold, frankincense and myrrh with him to the podium as a gift.
June 25, 2016 |
A national abortion rights group on Thursday criticized Philadelphia Media Network for refusing to publish a prominent digital ad on Philly.com. The National Partnership for Women and Families wanted to publicize its "Lies into Laws" campaign against restrictive state abortion laws with a one-day, $17,600 "home-page takeover" ad that would wrap around the top and both rails of Philly.com's landing page. The partnership declined the company's offer of an ad that would be randomly placed in a less prominent spot on the website, saying such an ad would have "reduced impact and visibility.
June 16, 2016 |
Eating out in South Jersey? If you're dining in Gloucester County, you can now check the latest health inspection reports for restaurants from Deptford to Franklin, from Swedesboro to Williamstown. The reports, which are updated daily, can be found online on Philly.com through the Inquirer's Clean Plates project, a searchable database that also contains inspection evaluations for restaurants in Philadelphia and Bucks County. More area counties are to be added as their databases become accessible.
January 9, 2016 |
For the first time, one editor will oversee The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Stan Wischnowski will take over as the company's executive editor, Terry Egger, publisher and CEO of Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of the three properties, announced Thursday. William K. Marimow, editor of The Inquirer; Michael Days, editor of the Daily News; and Eric Ulken, who oversees PMN's digital news operations, already were reporting to Wischnowski in his role as vice president of news operations.
December 30, 2015 |
Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center has launched a program with a $150,000 from the Lenfest Foundation to train older teens and young adults for web development and information technology jobs, the non-profit OIUC group said on Monday. There are an estimated 14,000 unfilled information technology jobs in the Philadelphia area, the OIC said in a statement on Monday. The core part of the program is a 12-week boot camp on HTML and other web protocol. Participants will be recruited from the Parkway Center City High School.
October 21, 2015 |
Philly food on the tube Bizarre Foods ' cue-ball- headed host Andrew Zimmern celebrates the 200th episode of his Travel Channel show with a Philadelphia-themed entry. Zimmern and crew hit up the city in May, visiting (and eating their way through) spots like Fox Chase's Rieker's butcher shop; Zitner's candies, where he gobbled down Butter Krak eggs; Federal Donuts for some za'tar-seasoned chicken; Southwest Philly's Le Mandingue for sub-Saharan Africa cuisine; Paesano's in the Italian Market for a sammie; and Center City stalwarts Abe Fisher and Zahav for the best from chefs Michael Solomonov and Yehuda Sichel . Catch Zimmern's Philly travels at 8 p.m. Tuesday. But that ain't all for our area: Mo Rocca heads to South Jersey for an episode of My Grandmother's Ravioli , where he highlights the best food from those chefs better known as Grandpa and Grandma . This is the fourth time Rocca has shot in and around Philly.
July 10, 2015
Philly.com employees voted Wednesday to ratify a new two-year contract between its union and Philadelphia Media Network, which also owns The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. The 30-1 vote follows a Tuesday vote by employees of the two newspapers ratifying a separate two-year deal with the company. The new contract provides a five-step wage scale for Philly.com employees depending on their role. They had no scale previously. The contract also implements seniority protections, in line with agreement by the newspaper employees to allow management some flexibility in deciding layoffs.
August 11, 2014 |
DON'T LOOK NOW, but the lazy days of summer are tick-tocking away. Before we all know it September will be here. But don't call Hollywood lazy. The celebs are closing deals, getting married and buying houses. Some, unfortunately, have gotten tased. Read all about it in Celebrityville. Yesterday Weather guy John Bolaris has burn marks on his chest and it ain't because of the sun. Instead, he alleges a Hamptons cabdriver used a stun gun on him during a dispute, Philly.com reported.
June 21, 2014 |
Mike Topel, a former editor at The Inquirer who most recently developed digital news channels for a national newspaper chain, has been named interim executive editor of Philly.com, Interstate General Media owner H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest said Thursday. Topel's appointment is part of the management transition at the parent company of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Lenfest, a philanthropist and former cable-television magnate, consolidated ownership of the media company Wednesday by buying out Drew Katz, son of Lenfest's former partner in the venture, the late Lewis Katz.