Talk:The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Third Oldest Surviving?[edit]

I think the article should mention the other two that out date it. I'm interested in what is older and think it would enhance the article by giving a vantage point on similarly old surviving papers.

None of the sources mentioned what the older papers are. Medvedenko (talk) 21:03, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Current politics[edit]

The section on the paper's politics is NOT current, and is IMO somewhat deceptive in that most of that section is dedicated the paper's bias towards Republicans. This hasn't been the case at least since I arrived in the area in the mid 80's, by which time the paper had clearly tilted Left.

The problem is, when I wrote it I couldn't find any references about the political leanings of the paper in the Knight Ridder era. Its original research without references, especially when its has to do with touchy subjects like politics. I'm stilll looking for references and I posted the section unfinished in hope others might be able to update it also. Do you know any sources to update the section? Medvedenko 04:00, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
Just a thought as I was reading it...Should there be a mention of any famous pieces that the article has sponsored? For example Mark Bowden's Blackhawk Down was a series of articles sponsored by the Inquirer before they became a book [1]. I know the paper has also run many other influential pieces that might be worth mentioning. Just a thought anyway. Cheers--Looper5920 20:10, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
There are a couple of brief mentions of particular articles throughout the papers history and politics sections. I'd prefer not to create a special section on them, afraid it would become to listy. The reports on Three Mile Island were also notable, but I could never fit it logically in. Blackhawk Down might be able to be fit in in a reasonable spot. --Medvedenko 20:38, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Link to discussion of article at Wikipedia talk:Lead section[edit]

This article is being discussed here: Wikipedia_talk:Lead_section#How_to_reference_summary_style_sections_such_as_the_lead_section. Please add comments if you wish. Carcharoth 15:33, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Weird sentence[edit]

The sentence "When Philadelphia banks began to close, that news was relegated to the back of the financial section" seems very awkward to me. I changed it to "Information about Philadelphia banks closing was relegated to the back of the financial section." but I'm not 100% that's better. Anyone else have any thoughts? Bassg☢☢nistTalk/Contribs 15:25, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Ownership changes[edit]

Different articles in Wikipedia contradict over the year that Cyrus Curtis purchased the paper. It seems it was either 1913 or 1930. Do you have a reliable reference that can resolve this? ike9898 (talk) 20:53, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

An online source is here The History of the Philadelphia Inquirer, its also mentioned in Legacy: A Biography of Moses and Walter Annenberg. Medvedenko (talk) 21:02, 4 March 2008 (UTC)