WHYY’s Dave Davies is the guest on Tuesday’s “Radio Times” to talk about recent coverage of the impending sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Anything you want to know? Send us your questions!
The subject of WHYY’s “Radio Times” on Tuesday is the impending sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and what it says about the newspaper business and the journalists who cover it.
In the hot seat is WHYY’s Dave Davies, who has been covering the story since it was revealed last week that bosses at the Inquirer seemed to be quashing coverage of bidders interested in making the purchase.
Davies sums it up nicely in his “Off Mic” post from today:
If you’re coming in late on this story, it emerged recently that Philadelphia Media Network, which owns the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, is entertaining offers to buy the joint, and a group led by the former Pennsylvania governor and including South Jersey Democratic powerhouse George Norcross, Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider and millionaire Lewis Katz are making a bid.
It got very ugly last week when a rival group of prominent investors headed by developer Bart Blatstein announced its ambitions to bid for the papers. The newspapers’ owners engaged in two days of heavy-handed muzzling of their own reporters to squelch any mention of the new suitors.