Founded June 1, 1829. The Philadelphia Inquirer is America's third-oldest
surviving daily newspaper. On Dec. 31, 1969, The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News
joined Knight Newspapers, Inc. Philadelphia Media Holdings purchased the papers along with philly.com in June of 2006.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's tradition of aggressive enterprise,
explanatory reporting and stylish writing has been accorded 18 Pulitzer Prizes.
Moved from industrial economy to service economy, with tourism viewed
as a key to revitalizing Center City Philadelphia.
Washington, D.C.; New York; Atlanta; Denver; Los Angeles; Pittsburgh;
Chicago; Beijing; Moscow; London; Berlin; Cairo; Johannesburg; Trenton, N.J.; Harrisburg,
Pa.; suburban bureaus in Conshohocken, Pa., and Cherry Hill, N.J.
CEO: Brian Tierney
Executive Vice President/Editor: Bill Marimow
PN (Includes Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com) 3,800 full- and part-time
Graphic artists: 7
Total journalist staff: 472
AWARDS AND CREATIVE
18 Pulitzer Prizes, most other national, regional, local awards for journalistic
Philadelphia Online (www.phillynews.com); a number of books published; Coproduces
International Women's Show, Philadelphia Holiday Show; Cosponsors Greater
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Small Business Fair, South Jersey Business
Expo, Philadelphia Home Show, Philadelphia Sport and Travel Show
Well-known Newsroom Personalities:
Columnists Andrew Cassel; Jane Eisner; Tom Ferrick; John Grogan; Karen Heller;
Lucia Herndon; Monica Yant Kinney; Craig LaBan; Bill Lyon; Acel Moore; Rick
Nicholas; Trudy Rubin; Stephen A. Smith; Gail Shister.
Regional Workshop for Minority High School Journalists conducted by staff
volunteers; Happiness Edition published for Old Newsboy's Day, supporting
Variety Club's summer camp for handicapped children; Art Peters editing internship
for minority college students; The Inquirer's Six Holiday Charities fund-raising
drives at Thanksgiving and Christmas; African-American role model series.
PNI maintains an active corporate giving program and its executives are well-represented
on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations.
CIRCULATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Circulation Area :
Daily readers are: 33% college graduates; 57% any college; median household
income $49,300; 77% homeowners; 52.3% female; median age 51; about 68% of
Inquirer readers are suburbanites. Sunday Inquirer readers are: 55% any college;
29% college graduates; median household income $47,350; 77% homeowners; 52.3%
female; median age 46.3, about 64% of Sunday Inquirer readers are suburbanites.
million-square-foot building, covering more than two city blocks plus new
700,000-square-foot printing and distributing facility located in Conshohocken,
Pa., shared with the Daily News.
366,929 daily; 747,511 Sunday (as of March 27,2005)
31% daily; 50% Sunday
1992 Goss Colorliner Offset
Front end systems for Editorial production are Unisys - Hermes: pagination
and editing; Wire Center: wire gathering and photo processing; and Doc Center:
multi-media archive and retrieval. Display ads are created in Prepress using
Quark on Macs using Autologic’s Ad Manager system that’s an archive and retrieval
system for display ads. Liteface ads are created on the Atex Integrated Advertising
System and are paginated using the Atex Classified Pagination system on IBM
RISC 6000 machines. The Atex system was replaced by the Mactive advertising
system in the first quarter of 2003.
115 pages per week