Former Inquirer writer calls for media transparency amid Paul Davies’ departure

    All’s been quiet on the Philadelphia Media Network front after columnist Paul Davies disappeared from the Philadelphia Inquirer bylines earlier this month.

    Answers varied about Davies’ departure, which came not long after his column caught the ire of the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Many details have gone unconfirmed.

    That, a former Inquirer employee says, is a problem.

    Tom Ferrick writes on Metropolis that the media should hold itself to the transparency standards it sets for others, and that speculation that Davies was fired after the PCVB pulled six-figure ad suggests the paper’s editorial standards can be bought.

    Ferrick cautions PMN about the need to defend its writing even during financial hardship.

    Feed the Feed: How transparent should the media be?

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