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Nutter: "Deeply Concerned" About Future of Papers

Mayor Nutter reacted to news that the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer had been sold to a group of senior lenders by saying he was "deeply concerned about the great folks who work there."

Nutter: "Deeply Concerned" About Future of Papers

Mayor Nutter reacted to news that the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer had been sold to a group of senior lenders by saying he was "deeply concerned about the great folks who work there."

Nutter said he hoped both papers would continue to flourish.

"Both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News are award winning publications. Literally about a week ago, the Daily News received a Pulitzer prize for great investigative work by two of their reporters," Nutter said. "I've certainly had a long personal history with both papers, read both as a kid. It is very important. I think it is one of the fundamental tenants of what the United States is all about. Freedom of the press and having good accurate reporting in this day and time is critical to a well-functioning Democracy."

Nutter urged the new management to put "real newspaper people" in charge of the operations.

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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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