home
home
home
home
home















PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Founded:
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.

Distinction:
The Philadelphia Inquirer's tradition of aggressive enterprise, explanatory reporting and stylish writing has been accorded 18 Pulitzer Prizes.

Market:
Moved from industrial economy to service economy, with tourism viewed as a key to revitalizing Center City Philadelphia.

Bureaus:
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.

THE STAFF
Key Executives:

CEO: Brian Tierney
Executive Vice President/Editor: Bill Marimow

Employees:

PN (Includes Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com) 3,800 full- and part-time
Newsroom Staff
Reporters: 223
Editors: 221
Photographers: 21
Graphic artists: 7
Total journalist staff: 472

AWARDS AND CREATIVE VENTURES
Major Awards:
18 Pulitzer Prizes, most other national, regional, local awards for journalistic excellence.

Creative Ventures:
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.

Community Involvement:
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 :
Philadelphia PMSA

Customers:
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.

Site:
1.4 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.
Tour information:

Circulation:
366,929 daily; 747,511 Sunday (as of March 27,2005)

Single-Copy Sales:
31% daily; 50% Sunday

Carrier Force:
Agent contractors

Production:
1992 Goss Colorliner Offset

Technology:
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.

Color:
115 pages per week