The Philadelphia Inquirer
|Owner(s)||Philadelphia Media Network|
|Founder(s)||John R. Walker and John Norvell|
|Publisher||Terrance C.Z. Egger|
|Managing editors||Kim Fox, Patrick Kerkstra, Pat McCloone, Sandy Shea|
|Founded||June 1, 1829(as The Pennsylvania Inquirer)|
|Headquarters||801 Market Street|
|Sister newspapers||Philadelphia Daily News|
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a newspaper that serves the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area of the United States. The newspaper was founded by John R. Walker and John Norvell in June 1829 as The Pennsylvania Inquirer and is the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. Owned by the local group Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC, The Inquirer has the nineteenth largest average weekday U.S. newspaper circulation and has won eighteen Pulitzer Prizes.
Awards[change | change source]
|Pulitzer Prizes awarded to The Philadelphia Inquirer|
|1975||National Reporting||Donald Barlett and James B. Steele||"Auditing the Internal Revenue Service" series|
|1976||Editorial Cartooning||Tony Auth||"O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain"|
|1977||Local Investigative Specialized Reporting||Acel Moore and Wendell Rawls, Jr.||Report on the conditions at the Fairview State Hospital for the mentally ill|
|1978||Public Service||The Philadelphia Inquirer||A series of articles on the abuse of power by Philadelphia police|
|1979||International Reporting||Richard Ben Cramer||Reports from the Middle East|
|1980||Local General or Spot News Reporting||Staff of The Philadelphia Inquirer||Coverage of the Three Mile Island accident|
|1985||Investigative Reporting||William K. Marimow||Expose on the Philadelphia police K-9 unit|
|1985||Feature Photography||Larry C. Price||Series of photographs from Angola and El Salvador|
|1986||National Reporting||Arthur Howe||Report on deficiencies in IRS processing of tax returns-reporting|
|1986||Feature Photography||Tom Gralish||Series of photographs on the homeless in Philadelphia|
|1987||Investigative Reporting||John Woestendiek||Prison beat reporting|
|1987||Investigative Reporting||Daniel R. Biddle, H. G. Bissinger and Fredric N. Tulsky||"Disorder in the Court"|
|1987||Feature Writing||Steve Twomey||Profile of life aboard an aircraft carrier|
|1988||National Reporting||Tim Weiner||Series on a secret Pentagon budget used for defense research and an arms buildup|
|1989||National Reporting||Donald Barlett and James B. Steele||Investigation into the Tax Reform Act of 1986|
|1989||Feature Writing||David Zucchino||"Being Black in South Africa"|
|1990||Public Service||Gilbert M. Gaul||Report on the American blood industry|
|1997||Explanatory Journalism||Michael Vitez, April Saul and Ron Cortes||Series on the choices of the critically-ill|
|Source: The Pulitzer Prizes: Columbia University|
References[change | change source]
- "Inky Print Circulation Continues to Decline". Philadelphia Magazine. May 1, 2014.
- Wilkinson, Gerry. "The History of the Philadelphia Inquirer". Philadelphia Press Association. Retrieved 2006-05-27.
- "Top Media Outlets: Newspapers, Blogs, Consumer Magazines & Social Networks" (PDF). BurrellesLuce. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
- "Search: Inquirer, Philadelphia, Winner". The Pulitzer Prizes: Columbia University. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Philadelphia Inquirer Online
- Philadelphia Media Holdings website Archived 2006-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
- The Philadelphia Inquirer Frontpage (Updated) Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine