Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the
Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States. The newspaper was
founded by John R. Walker and
John Norvell in June 1829 as The
Pennsylvania Inquirer and is the third-oldest surviving daily
newspaper in the United States. Owned by
Network, The Inquirer has the eighteenth largest average weekday U.S.
newspaper circulation and has won twenty Pulitzer Prizes. It is the
newspaper of record in the Delaware Valley.
The paper has risen and fallen in prominence throughout its history.
The Inquirer first became a major newspaper during the American Civil
War when its war coverage was popular on both sides. The paper's
circulation dropped after the war, then rose by the end of the 19th
century. Originally supportive of the Democratic Party, The Inquirer's
political affiliation eventually shifted toward the Whig Party and
then the Republican Party before officially becoming politically
independent in the middle of the 20th century. By the end of the
1960s, The Inquirer trailed its chief competitor, the Philadelphia
Evening Bulletin, and lacked modern facilities and experienced staff.
In the 1970s, new owners and editors turned the newspaper into one of
the country's most prominent, winning 20 Pulitzers.
The editor is Gabriel Escobar. Stan Wischnowski is vice president of
1.1 Civil War to 1920s
1.2 Annenberg years
1.3 Corporate ownership
2.1 Republican Bible
4 Pulitzer Prizes
5 See also
7 External links
Philadelphia Inquirer was founded as The
Pennsylvania Inquirer by
printer John R. Walker and John Norvell, former editor of
Philadelphia's largest newspaper, the Aurora & Gazette. An
editorial in the first issue of The
Pennsylvania Inquirer promised
that the paper would be devoted to the right of a minority to voice
their opinion and "the maintenance of the rights and liberties of the
people, equally against the abuses as the usurpation of power." They
pledged support to then-President
Andrew Jackson and "home industries,
American manufactures, and internal improvements that so materially
contribute to the agricultural, commercial and national
prosperity." Founded on June 1, 1829, The
Philadelphia Inquirer is
the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States.
However, in 1962, an Inquirer-commissioned historian traced The
Inquirer to John Dunlap's The
Pennsylvania Packet, which was founded
on October 28, 1771. In 1850, The Packet was merged with another
newspaper, The North American, which later merged with the
Philadelphia Public Ledger. Finally, the Public Ledger merged with
Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1930s, and between 1962 and 1975, a
line on The Inquirer's front page claimed that the newspaper is the
United States' oldest surviving daily newspaper.
Six months after The Inquirer was founded, with competition from eight
established daily newspapers, lack of funds forced Norvell and Walker
to sell the newspaper to publisher and United States Gazette associate
editor Jesper Harding. After Harding acquired The Pennsylvania
Inquirer, it was briefly published as an afternoon paper before
returning to its original morning format in January 1830. Under
Harding, in 1829, The Inquirer moved from its original location
between Front and Second Streets to between Second and Third Streets.
When Harding bought and merged the Morning Journal in January 1830,
the newspaper was moved to South Second Street. Ten years later The
Inquirer again was moved, this time to its own building at the corner
of Third Street and Carter's Alley. Harding expanded The Inquirer's
content and the paper soon grew into a major Philadelphian newspaper.
The expanded content included the addition of fiction, and in 1840,
Harding gained rights to publish several
Charles Dickens novels for
which Dickens was paid a significant amount. At the time the common
practice was to pay little or nothing for the rights of foreign
Civil War to 1920s
Harding retired in 1859 and was succeeded by his son William White
Harding, who had become a partner three years earlier. William Harding
changed the name of the newspaper to its current name, The
Philadelphia Inquirer. Harding, in an attempt to increase circulation,
cut the price of the paper, began delivery routes and had newsboys
sell papers on the street. In 1859, circulation had been around 7,000;
by 1863 it had increased to 70,000. Part of the increase was due to
the interest in news during the American Civil War. Twenty-five to
thirty thousand copies of The Inquirer were often distributed to Union
soldiers during the war and several times the U.S. government asked
Philadelphia Inquirer to issue a special edition specifically for
Philadelphia Inquirer supported the Union, but Harding
wanted their coverage to remain neutral. Confederate generals often
sought copies of the paper, believing that the newspaper's war
coverage was accurate.
Inquirer journalist Uriah Hunt Painter was at the First Battle of Bull
Run in 1861, a battle which ended in a Confederate victory. Initial
reports from the government claimed a Union victory, but The Inquirer
went with Painter's firsthand account. Crowds threatened to burn The
Inquirer's building down because of the report. Another report, this
time about General George Meade, angered Meade enough that he punished
Edward Crapsey, the reporter who wrote it. Crapsey and other war
correspondents later decided to attribute any victories of the Army of
the Potomac, Meade's command, to Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the
entire Union army. Any defeats of the
Army of the Potomac
Army of the Potomac would be
attributed to Meade.
During the war, The Inquirer continued to grow with more staff being
added and another move into a larger building on Chestnut Street.
However, after the war, economic hits combined with Harding becoming
ill, hurt The Inquirer. Despite Philadelphia's population growth,
distribution fell from 70,000 during the Civil War to 5,000 in 1888.
Beginning in 1889, the paper was sold to publisher James Elverson. To
bring back the paper, Elverson moved The Inquirer to a new building
with the latest printing technology and an increased staff. The "new"
Philadelphia Inquirer premiered on March 1 and was successful enough
that Elverson started a Sunday edition of the paper. In 1890, in an
attempt to increase circulation further, the price of The Inquirer was
cut and the paper's size was increased, mostly with classified
advertisements. After five years The Inquirer had to move into a
larger building on Market Street and later expanded into adjacent
The Inquirer Building, formerly the Elverson Building, the home of the
newspaper from 1924–2011
After Elverson's death in 1911, his son by his wife Sallie Duvall,
James Elverson Jr. took charge. Under Elverson Jr., the newspaper
continued to grow, eventually needing to move again. Elverson Jr.
bought land at Broad and Callowhill Streets and built the
eighteen-story Elverson Building, now known as the Inquirer Building.
The first Inquirer issue printed at the building came out on July 13,
1925. Elverson Jr. died a few years later in 1929 and his sister,
Eleanor Elverson, Mrs. Jules Patenôtre, took over.
See also: Inquirer Building
Eleanor Elverson Patenôtre ordered cuts throughout the paper, but was
not really interested in managing it and ownership was soon put up for
sale. Cyrus Curtis and Curtis-Martin Newspapers Inc. bought the
newspaper on March 5, 1930. Curtis died a year later and his
stepson-in-law, John Charles Martin, took charge. Martin merged The
Inquirer with another paper, the Public Ledger, but the Great
Depression hurt Curtis-Martin Newspapers and the company defaulted in
payments of maturity notes. Subsequently, ownership of The Inquirer
returned to the Patenôtre family and Elverson Corp. Charles A.
Taylor was elected president of The Inquirer Co. and ran the paper
until it was sold to Moses L. Annenberg in 1936. During the period
between Elverson Jr. and Annenberg The Inquirer stagnated, its editors
ignoring most of the poor economic news of the Depression. The lack of
growth allowed J. David Stern's newspaper, The
Philadelphia Record, to
surpass The Inquirer in circulation and become the largest newspaper
Under Moses Annenberg, The Inquirer turned around. Annenberg added new
features, increased staff and held promotions to increase circulation.
By November 1938 Inquirer's weekday circulation increased to 345,422
from 280,093 in 1936. During that same period the Record's circulation
had dropped to 204,000 from 328,322. In 1939, Annenberg was charged
with income tax evasion. Annenberg pleaded guilty before his trial and
was sent to prison where he died in 1942. Upon Moses Annenberg's
death, his son, Walter Annenberg, took over. Not long after, in 1947,
the Record went out of business and The
Philadelphia Inquirer became
Philadelphia's only major daily morning newspaper. While still
trailing behind Philadelphia's largest newspaper, the Evening
Bulletin, The Inquirer continued to be profitable. In 1948, Walter
Annenberg expanded the
Inquirer Building with a new structure that
housed new printing presses for The Inquirer and, during the 1950s and
1960s, Annenberg's other properties, Seventeen and TV Guide. In
1957 Annenberg bought the
Philadelphia Daily News and combined the
Daily News' facilities with The Inquirer's.
A thirty-eight-day strike in 1958 hurt The Inquirer and, after the
strike ended, so many reporters had accepted buyout offers and left
that the newsroom was noticeably empty. Furthermore, many current
reporters had been copyclerks just before the strike and had little
experience. One of the few star reporters of the 1950s and 1960s was
investigative reporter Harry Karafin. During his career Harry Karafin
exposed corruption and other exclusive stories for The Inquirer, but
also extorted money out of individuals and organizations. Karafin
would claim he had harmful information and would demand money in
exchange for the information not being made public. This went on
from the late 1950s into the early 1960s before Karafin was exposed in
1967 and convicted of extortion a year later. By the end of the 1960s,
circulation and advertising revenue was in decline and the newspaper
had become, according to Time magazine, "uncreative and
In 1969, Annenberg was offered US$55 million for The Inquirer by
Samuel Newhouse, but having earlier promised
John S. Knight
John S. Knight the right
of first refusal of any sale offer, Annenberg sold it to Knight
instead. The Inquirer, along with the
Philadelphia Daily News, became
part of Knight Newspapers and its new subsidiary, Philadelphia
Newspapers Inc. (PNI). Five years later, Knight Newspapers merged with
Ridder Publications to form Knight Ridder.
When The Inquirer was bought, it was understaffed, its equipment was
outdated, many of its employees were underskilled and the paper
trailed its chief competitor, the Evening Bulletin, in weekday
circulation. However, Eugene L. Roberts Jr., who became The Inquirer's
executive editor in 1972, turned the newspaper around. Between 1975
and 1990 The Inquirer won seventeen Pulitzers, six consecutively
between 1975 and 1980, and more journalism awards than any other
newspaper in the United States. Time magazine chose The Inquirer as
one of the ten best daily newspapers in the United States, calling
Roberts' changes to the paper, "one of the most remarkable
turnarounds, in quality and profitability, in the history of American
journalism." By July 1980 The Inquirer had become the most
circulated paper in Philadelphia, forcing the Evening Bulletin to shut
down two years later. The Inquirer's success was not without
hardships. Between 1970 and 1985 the newspaper experienced eleven
strikes, the longest lasting forty-six days in 1985. The Inquirer was
also criticized for covering "
Karachi better than Kensington". This
did not stop the paper's growth during the 1980s, and when the Evening
Bulletin shut down, The Inquirer hired seventeen Bulletin reporters
and doubled its bureaus to attract former Bulletin readers. By
Philadelphia Newspapers Inc.'s editorial staff reached a peak of
The 1990s saw gradually dropping circulation and advertisement revenue
for The Inquirer. The decline was part of a nationwide trend, but the
effects were exacerbated by, according to dissatisfied Inquirer
employees, the paper's resisting changes that many other daily
newspapers implemented to keep readers and pressure from Knight Ridder
to cut costs. During most of Roberts's time as editor, Knight
Ridder allowed him a great deal of freedom in running the newspaper.
However, in the late 1980s,
Knight Ridder had become concerned about
The Inquirer's profitability and took a more active role in its
Knight Ridder pressured The Inquirer to expand into the
more profitable suburbs, while at the same time cutting staff and
coverage of national and international stories. Staff cuts
Knight Ridder was bought in 2006, with some of The
Inquirer's best reporters accepting buyouts and leaving for other
newspapers such as
The New York Times
The New York Times and The Washington Post. By the
late 1990s, all of the high-level editors who had worked with Eugene
Roberts in the 1970s and 1980s had left, none at normal retirement
age. Since the 1980s, the paper has won just one Pulitzer, a 1997
award for "Explanatory Journalism." In 1998, Inquirer reporter
Ralph Cipriano filed a libel suit against Knight Ridder, The
Philadelphia Inquirer, and Inquirer editor Robert Rosenthal over
comments Rosenthal made about Cipriano to The Washington Post.
Cipriano had claimed that it was difficult reporting negative stories
in The Inquirer about the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Philadelphia and Rosenthal later claimed that Cipriano had "a very
strong personal point of view and an agenda ... He could never
prove [his stories]." The suit was later settled out of court in
The paper launched an online news desk in the early 2000s in order to
compete with local radio stations for breaking news.:48–49
Knight Ridder was bought by rival
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company in June 2006.
The Inquirer and the
Philadelphia Daily News were among the twelve
Knight Ridder newspapers that McClatchy put up for
sale when the deal was announced in March. On June 29, 2006, The
Inquirer and Daily News were sold to
Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC
(PMH), a group of Philadelphian area business people, including Brian
P. Tierney, PMH's chief executive. The new owners planned to spend
US$5 million on advertisements and promotions to increase The
Inquirer's profile and readership.
In the years following
Philadelphia Media Holdings' acquisition, The
Inquirer saw larger than expected revenue losses, mostly from national
advertising, and continued loss of circulation. The revenue losses
caused management to cut four hundred jobs at The Inquirer and Daily
News in the three years since the papers were bought. Despite
efforts to cut costs,
Philadelphia Newspapers LLC, filed for Chapter
11 bankruptcy protection on February 21, 2009.
Holdings was about US$390 million in debt, due to money borrowed to
buy The Inquirer and Daily News. The bankruptcy was the beginning
of a year-long dispute between
Philadelphia Media Holdings and its
creditors. The group of creditors, which included banks and hedge
funds, wanted to take control of
Philadelphia Newspapers LLC
themselves and opposed efforts by
Philadelphia Media Holdings to keep
Philadelphia Media Holdings received support from most of
the paper's unions and launched a public-relations campaign to promote
local ownership. A bankruptcy auction was held on April 28, 2010.
The group of lending creditors and a group of local investors allied
Brian Tierney both bid for
Philadelphia Newspapers, but the
lenders had the winning bid. The deal fell through after the group
of lenders, under the name of
Philadelphia Media Network (PMN), was
unable to reach a contract agreement with the union representing the
Philadelphia Newspapers, represented by
Lawrence G. McMichael of Dilworth Paxson LLP, challenged the right of
creditors to credit bid at a bankruptcy auction. The U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit held that credit bidding was not
permitted. The papers went up for auction again in September and again
Philadelphia Media Network (PMN) won the bid. After successfully
negotiating a contract with all of the paper's fourteen unions, the
US$139 million deal became official on October 8.
Philadelphia Inquirer continued to struggle to make a profit, due
to competition from digital media sources. By May 2012 the combined
journalist staff at all of
Philadelphia Media Network was about 320
and some of the same stories and photographs appear both in The
Inquirer and Daily News. On April 2, 2012, a group of local business
leaders paid $55 million for the paper, less than 15 percent of the
$515 million spent to buy the papers in 2006. In June 2014, PMN
was sold to H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who appointed C.Z. "Terry" Egger as
publisher and CEO in October 2015. In 2016, Lenfest donated PMN to
Philadelphia Foundation, so that The Inquirer, its sister
newspaper, the Daily News, and their joint website, Philly.com, could
remain in Philadelphia.
In October 2011,
Philadelphia Media Network sold the Inquirer Building
to developer Bart Blatstein, of Tower Investments Inc., who intends to
turn the complex into a mixed-use complex of offices retail and
apartments. The next month, publisher and CEO Gregory J. Osberg
announced that 600 of the 740
Philadelphia Media Network employees of
The Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com would move to office space in
the former Strawbridge & Clothier department store on east Market
Street. The remaining employees would move to offices in the suburbs.
Philadelphia Media Network moved to the new location in July 2012,
consolidating the offices entirely on the third floor. Cutbacks had
left much of the 525,000 square feet (49,000 m2) within the
Inquirer Building empty, but the 125,000-square-foot (12,000 m2)
east Market Street location consolidated
departments, including the Daily News' newsroom with The Inquirer's.
The new location would include a street-level lobby and event room.
Plans for the building also included electronic signage such as a news
ticker on the corner of the high-rise.
The sign above the entrance to The Inquirer Building
John Norvell left the Aurora & Gazette and his job as editor
because he disagreed with what he felt was the newspaper's editorial
approval of a movement towards a European class system. When Norvell
and John Walker founded The Inquirer they wanted the newspaper to
represent all people and not just the higher classes. The newly
launched newspaper supported
Jeffersonian democracy and President
Andrew Jackson, and it declared support for the right of the
minority's opinion to be heard. A legend about the founding of The
Inquirer states that Norvell said, "There could be no better name than
The Inquirer. In a free state, there should always be an inquirer
asking on behalf of the people: 'Why was this done? Why is that
necessary work not done? Why is that man put forward? Why is that law
proposed? Why? Why? Why?'"
When Norvell and Walker sold their newspaper to Jesper Harding,
Harding kept the paper close to the founder's politics and backed the
Democratic Party. However, disagreeing with Andrew Jackson's handling
Second Bank of the United States
Second Bank of the United States he began supporting the
anti-Jackson wing of the Democrats. During the 1836 Presidential
election Harding supported the Whig party candidate over the
Democratic candidate and afterwards The Inquirer became known for its
support of Whig candidates. Before the
American Civil War
American Civil War began,
The Inquirer supported the preservation of the Union, and was critical
of the antislavery movement which many felt was responsible for the
Southern succession crisis. Once the war began The Inquirer
maintained an independent reporting of the war's events. However
The Inquirer firmly supported the Union side. At first The Inquirer's
editors were against emancipation of the slaves, but after setbacks by
the Union army The Inquirer started advocating a more pro-war and
pro-Republican stance. In a July 1862 article, The Inquirer wrote "in
this war there can be but two parties, patriots and traitors."
Under James Elverson, The
Philadelphia Inquirer declared, "the new
Inquirer shall be in all respects a complete, enterprising,
progressive newspaper, moved by all the wide-awake spirit of the time
and behind in nothing of interest to people who want to know what is
going on every day and everywhere...steadily and vigorously Republican
in its political policy, but just and fair in its treatment of all
questions..." During the 1900 Republican convention in
Philadelphia, Elverson set up a large electric banner over Broad
Street that declared "
Philadelphia Inquirer – Largest Republican
Circulation in the World." At the turn of the 20th century the
newspaper began editorial campaigns to improve Philadelphia, including
the paving of major streets and stopping a corrupt plan to buy the
Schuylkill Canal for drinking water. The newspaper continued
similar politics under Elverson Jr., and by the 1920s The Inquirer
became known as the "Republican Bible of Pennsylvania".
Between 1929 and 1936, while under Patenotre and Curtis-Martin, The
Inquirer continued to support the Republican party and President
Herbert Hoover, noticeably by not reporting on the news of the Great
Depression. Statistics on unemployment or business closings were
ignored, even when they came from the government. Information about
Philadelphia banks closing was relegated to the back of the financial
Moses Annenberg took over The
Philadelphia Inquirer, he
announced that the paper would "continue to uphold the principles of
the Republican Party", but in a meeting with newspaper editors shortly
after, he proposed that the paper go independent and support President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt in the upcoming election. The editors rejected
this idea and the paper remained Republican. In the late 1930s,
Annenberg disagreed with Roosevelt's
New Deal programs and his
handling of strikes. This prompted editorials criticizing the policies
of Roosevelt and his supporters. He strongly opposed Democratic
Pennsylvania governor George Earle and had The Inquirer support the
Republican candidates in the 1938
Pennsylvania state elections. When
Republicans swept the election there was a celebration at The Inquirer
headquarters with red flares and the firing of cannons. The attacks
against Democrats and the support given towards Republicans caught the
attention of the Roosevelt administration. Annenberg had turned The
Philadelphia Inquirer into a major challenger to its chief competitor
the Democratic Record, and after Annenberg began focusing on politics,
Democratic politicians often attacked Annenberg and accused him of
illegal business practices. In 1939, Annenberg was charged with income
tax evasion, pleaded guilty before the trial, and was sent to prison
for three years. Annenberg's friends and his son, Walter, claimed that
the whole trial was politically motivated and his sentence was harsher
than it should have been.
Copies of The Inquirer being sold at the
Philadelphia Eagles' Super
Bowl LII victory parade in 2018
When the Record shut down in 1947, The Inquirer announced that it was
now an independent newspaper and, frustrated with corruption in
Philadelphia, supported Democratic candidates in the 1951 election.
Walter Annenberg had made The Inquirer independent he did use
the paper to attack people he disliked. Sometimes when a person or
group angered Annenberg, they were blacklisted and not mentioned
anywhere within The Inquirer. People on the blacklist were even
airbrushed out of images. People who were on the list at one point
included Nicholas Katzenbach, Ralph Nader, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and the
basketball team the
Philadelphia Warriors, who were not mentioned for
an entire season. In 1966,
Walter Annenberg used The Inquirer to
Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Milton Shapp. During a
press conference, an Inquirer reporter asked Shapp if he had ever been
a patient in a mental hospital; having never been a patient, Shapp
said no. The next day's headline in The Inquirer read "Shapp Denies
Ever having been in a Mental Home." Shapp attributed his loss of the
election to Annenberg's attack campaign.
Annenberg was a backer and friend of Richard Nixon. In the 1952
presidential election, critics later claimed Annenberg had The
Inquirer look the other way when covering accusations Nixon was
misappropriating funds. Later, to avoid accusations of political bias,
Annenberg had The Inquirer use only news agency sources such as the
Associated Press for the 1960 and 1968 presidential elections. When
Nixon was elected president in 1968, Annenberg was appointed the U.S.
ambassador to the Court of St. James's. A year later when Annenberg
sold the newspaper to Knight Newspapers, a part of the deal stipulated
that Annenberg's name would appear as "Editor and Publisher Emeritus"
in The Inquirer's masthead. In 1970, Annenberg, already unhappy with
changes in the newspaper, had his name removed from the paper after an
editorial critical of
Richard Nixon appeared.
Under Knight Ridder, The Inquirer continued to be editorially
independent. However, conservative commentators have labeled The
Inquirer left leaning, and the paper has not endorsed a
Republican candidate for
President of the United States
President of the United States since Gerald
Ford in 1976. Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century,
groups supportive of
Israel such as the Zionist Organization of
America often accused The Inquirer of being anti-Israel. At the
same time, Edward S. Herman, a University of
analyst, has written many articles accusing The Inquirer of having
given in to conservative pressure and including a conservative slant
in the paper's reporting and editorial page. In 2006, The Inquirer
became one of the only major United States newspapers to print one of
the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons. Afterwards, protesting the
printing of the cartoon, Muslims picketed outside The Inquirer
The former Strawbridge & Clothier Building at 801 Market Street,
where the Inquirer and Daily News offices are now located.
Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C. (PMH) bought the paper in
2006, Brian P. Tierney and the business people behind PMH signed a
pledge promising that they would not influence the content of the
paper. Tierney, a Republican activist who had represented many local
groups in the
Philadelphia area, had criticized The Inquirer in the
past on behalf of his clients. One of Tierney's clients had been the
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which he had represented
during the Cipriano affair. PMH membership also included Bruce E.
Toll, vice chairman of
Toll Brothers Inc. Tierney said that the group
was aware that the fastest way to ruin its investment in The Inquirer
was to threaten the paper's editorial independence. The 2012 sale
Philadelphia Media Network to six local business leaders also led
to concern of conflict of interest. The new owners, which included
New Jersey Democratic fundraiser George Norcross III, media
entrepreneur H. F. Lenfest, former
New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets owner Lewis Katz,
and CEO of
Liberty Property Trust and chairman of the Greater
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce William Hankowsky, pledged not to
influence the content of the paper.
Philadelphia Inquirer is headquartered at 801 Market Street in the
Market East section of Center City
Philadelphia along with the
Philadelphia Daily News. The Inquirer is printed seven days a week
at the Schuylkill Printing Plant in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery
County. According to BurrellesLuce, The Inquirer is the fifteenth most
circulated weekday newspaper in the United States. The Inquirer's
publisher is H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest. Editor is William K. Marimow.
Marimow served as editor from 2006 to 2010 and returned in May
2012. Since 1995, The Inquirer has been available on the Internet,
most recently at Philly.com, which, along with the
News is a division of
Philadelphia Media Network.:17, 21
The Inquirer's local coverage area includes Philadelphia, southeastern
Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey. In Pennsylvania, The Inquirer
maintains bureaus in Conshohocken; Doylestown; Media; West Chester;
and Norristown, while in New Jersey it has bureaus in Cherry Hill and
Margate. In September 1994 The Inquirer and
WPHL-TV co-produced a
10:00 p.m. newscast called Inquirer News Tonight. The show lasted
a year before
WPHL-TV took complete control over the program and was
renamed WB17 News at Ten. In 2004, The Inquirer formed a
partnership with Philadelphia's
NBC station, WCAU, giving the paper
access to WCAU's weather forecasts while also contributing to news
segments throughout the day.
Pulitzer Prizes awarded to The
Donald Barlett and James B. Steele
"Auditing the Internal Revenue Service" series
"O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain"
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Acel Moore and Wendell Rawls, Jr.
Report on the conditions at the Fairview State Hospital for the
A series of articles on the abuse of power by
Richard Ben Cramer
Reports from the Middle East
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Staff of The
Coverage of the Three Mile Island accident
William K. Marimow
Expose on the
Philadelphia police K-9 unit
Larry C. Price
Series of photographs from
Angola and El Salvador
Report on deficiencies in IRS processing of tax returns-reporting
Series of photographs on the homeless in Philadelphia
Prison beat reporting
Daniel R. Biddle,
H. G. Bissinger and Fredric N. Tulsky
"Disorder in the Court"
Profile of life aboard an aircraft carrier
Series on a secret Pentagon budget used for defense research and an
Donald Barlett and James B. Steele
Investigation into the Tax Reform Act of 1986
"Being Black in South Africa"
Gilbert M. Gaul
Report on the American blood industry
April Saul and Ron Cortes
Series on the choices of the critically ill
Staff of The
"...exploration of pervasive violence in the city's schools"
Criticism of architecture
Source: The Pulitzer Prizes: Columbia University
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