Doctor’s Prescription Is All Wrong

I respect Ken Doctor. I like Ken Doctor. I’ve quoted Ken Doctor. But his idea of bringing young people to journalism with $35K-a-year jobs is most definitely not the answer. First off, with 12 years under my belt writing features at alt-weeklies and now a city magazine, I’m not seeing a shortage of that much-coveted […]

BREAKING: Inquirer CEO Tierney Got Bonus Before Bankruptcy

Though the company teetered on the verge of bankruptcy at the time, this past December Philadelphia Media Holdings awarded bonuses to CEO Brian P. Tierney, vice president of finance Richard Thayer and Daily News publisher Mark Frisby. PMH board chair Bruce Toll confirmed bonuses of $350,000 for Tierney and $150,000 each for Thayer and Frisby […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Final Frazzled Days

All big-city newspapers have been hurt by the rise of the Internet, declining ad sales, and an economy gone south. But the brain trust at the Inquirer and Daily News has a deeper problem: They think we still need their papers to find out what’s going on BY STEVE VOLK IN THE HEADY early days […]