Can Philadelphians help save the city’s newspapers?
Business leaders, labor unions, activists and concern citizens have launched the Save Philly Papers website and Facebook page as part of an effort to prevent the threatened liquidation of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.After cuts, buyouts and reassignments, the papers’ owners, according to a memo from the newspaper guild, warned of a possible liquidation if the union could not commit to more cuts.
The campaign’s slogan is “A great city needs great newspapers.”
“The issue is no longer compensation for journalists and others who work at the newspapers,” according to a press release issued Wednesday. “The issues (sic) is whether a great city is going to have great newspaper.”