The Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Philadelphia Inquirer
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Philadelphia Media Network
Founder(s)John R. Walker and John Norvell
PublisherTerrance C.Z. Egger
Editor-in-chiefGabriel Escobar
EditorStan Wischnowski
Managing editorsKim Fox, Patrick Kerkstra, Pat McCloone, Sandy Shea
FoundedJune 1, 1829; 193 years ago (1829-06-01) (as The Pennsylvania Inquirer)
Headquarters801 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
Circulation158,546 daily
312,197 Sunday[1]
Sister newspapersPhiladelphia 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.[2] 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.[3]

Awards[change | change source]

Pulitzer Prizes awarded to The Philadelphia Inquirer
Year Award Person(s) Work
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[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Inky Print Circulation Continues to Decline". Philadelphia Magazine. May 1, 2014.
  2. Wilkinson, Gerry. "The History of the Philadelphia Inquirer". Philadelphia Press Association. Retrieved 2006-05-27.
  3. "Top Media Outlets: Newspapers, Blogs, Consumer Magazines & Social Networks" (PDF). BurrellesLuce. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  4. "Search: Inquirer, Philadelphia, Winner". The Pulitzer Prizes: Columbia University. Retrieved 2008-08-31.

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