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Philadelphia Newspapers

(Gerry Lenfest, on the day he and Lewis Katz bought out former partner George Norcross in a closed auction.  Photo by CBS-3)

Lenfest Now Sole Owner of Philadelphia’s Two Daily Newspapers

Lenfest says he respects Drew Katz’s decision to sell the Katz family interest in the company just 18 days after the sudden loss of his father, Lewis.

06/18/2014

(The current headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, in the former Strawbridge & Clothier building, near 9th and Market Streets in center city.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Son of Lewis Katz Says He’s Selling His Share of Newspapers to Gerry Lenfest

The newsrooms inside the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News continue to reverberate with yet new revelations about upheaval in the ownership of the media company.

06/11/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Auction To Determine Sole Owner of Philadelphia Inquirer Set For Next Week

The bidding will start at $77 million. That’s the minimum figure the three-person faction led by George Norcross and his rivals, Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest have pledged.

05/19/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Ruling Awaited by Del. Judge on Format of Inquirer Newspaper Auction

It’s part of on ongoing power struggle by the estranged co-owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

04/24/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

George Norcross Increases His Holdings in Inquirer’s Parent Company

When the feud between rival ownership factions surfaced, the primary combatants — co-owners George Norcross and Lewis Katz — each owned equal shares, about 26 percent of the company.

12/10/2013

(HAPPIER DAYS.  Managing partners Lewis Katz, left, and George Norcross, center, with fellow Inquirer/Daily News investor William Hankowsky, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

George Norcross Won’t Testify In Inquirer Owners’ Dispute; Trial Resumes

There was yet another surprise in the lawsuit between the warring owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

11/20/2013

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Inquirer Owners Continue Wrangling Over Who’s In Charge At Paper

Lawyers for rival owner factions at the Philadelphia Inquirer were making arguments n a Philadelphia courtroom on what they say has been “editorial interference” by the ownership group.

11/13/2013

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Norcross Group Offers $29 Million Buyout to Inquirer Minority Shareholders

But Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest say they’re not interested in selling.

10/30/2013

(Packing materials lay on the floor at the scene of the accident that killed Jeff Troester.  Photo provided by plaintiff's attorney.)

Widow of Man Killed By Newsprint Roll Sues Philadelphia Newspaper Company

A rail car loaded with 1,500-pound rolls of newsprint is at the heart of the lawsuit filed by Sarah Troester of Claymont, Del.

02/19/2013

Newspaper Guild’s New Contract with Inquirer, Daily News Includes Pay Cuts

The Newspaper Guild was the last of the company’s 11 unions to approve a new deal, which the company said it required to remain viable.

02/09/2013

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Delivery Drivers Approve New, Two-Year Deal at Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News

Teamsters leader John Laigaie says the vote was 169 to 4 because his members understand the realities of a newspaper business in decline.

01/28/2013

Newsstand File Photo (Credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

City Will Look At Increasing Ad Space On Philadelphia Newsstands

A city councilman wants to expand the amount of advertising that’s allowed on Philadelphia newsstands, with some of the extra revenue going to the city.

09/27/2012

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Bleeding Red Ink, Philadelphia Newspapers See Survival In Union Givebacks

Owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News say they expect further concessions from the unions to cut costs.

08/10/2012

(Artist's rendering of the planned marquee for the new Inquirer/Daily News headquarters, in the 800 block of Market Street.  Image provided by Phila. Historical Commission)

Inquirer’s New Headquarters Won’t Have ‘Daily News’ on the Marquee

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved the newspapers’ plans for a lighted marquee that will extend four feet over the sidewalk on the 800 block of Market Street.

04/13/2012

(The former headquarters of the Inquirer and Daily News.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Papers Moving Forward With Layoffs, 21 Take Buy-Out Offer

Philadelphia’s newspapers are going ahead with their plan to cut the staff by ten percent. The company told the newspaper guild that 21 people took the buy-out offer by yesterday’s deadline, but it still wants to lay off 19 staffers.

03/15/2012

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