The Future of Philadelphia’s Daily Papers

Listen

inquirHour 1

Last week, the bankrupt Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com website were sold for $139 million after a 29-hour bidding war. The price was higher than many had expected. The new owners are a group of the papers’ creditors that include the investment firm, Angelo Gordon & Co. So what is the future of Philadelphia’s daily newspapers? How can they stay profitable in the new digital world? Our guests include the papers’ newly named chief operating officer Robert Hall, the Newspaper Guild president and Daily News columnist Dan Gross, news industry analyst Ken Doctor, and President of Teamsters Local 628 John Laigaie.

Listen to the mp3

Listen:
[audio: 050310_100630.mp3]

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.