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POSTED: Thursday, December 1, 2005, 11:49 AM
Filed Under: Media

Maybe this whole opinion-news trend has hit the wall.

Josh Marshall is not amused about the phony stories planted by a Pentagon contractor in Iraqi papers.

Billmon looks at the Lincoln Group, which won a fat contract to win Iraqi hearts and minds.

POSTED: Friday, November 18, 2005, 8:24 PM
Filed Under: Media

Img_0960 We said goodbye to about 70 Inquirer journalists today. Those who left got a buffet, heart-felt hugs and bracing applause. We sent them off with framed copies of the newspapers from the day they were hired - black and white sheets with names like Rizzo and Longstreth on them.

This time we were spared the speeches from the departing about how everything will be all right.

Veteran cop reporter Tommy Gibbons - himself a former officer shot in the line of duty - arrived with a motorcycle-police escort. Columnist Acel Moore talked about the only employer he ever had - and how the wondrous thing that empowers the community, the Internet, is the thing that threatens newspapers.

POSTED: Thursday, November 17, 2005, 1:20 PM
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Tommy The Daily News cops reporter ties an elegiac toe tag around the career of long-time Inquirer roundhouse reporter Thomas J. Gibbons Jr.

In the Philadelphia Weekly, from which this picture of the sartorially splendid gent comes.

The City Paper puts a "30'' at the end of Daily News crime writer Kurt Heine's reign. And the Weekly notes the singular time-exposure of DN's shooter Elmwood P. Smith's 60 years.

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 3:43 PM
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The ex-New York Times reporter.

Now proprietor of Judith Miller.org.

Org?

Ace

POSTED: Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 4:56 PM
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Acel_moore08172004 My first year here, one of the heavy hitters from downtown dropped by our suburban bureau to speak. He challenged us from the start. Can you name five important African-American leaders in Philadelphia? I remember him asking. I couldn't. But I guarantee I could by the end of the day.

Acel Moore, "voice for the powerless," taking the buyout, retiring, to explore his "secret passion."  Read all about it. The memo just went out, from editor Amanda Bennett. It tells about the man who went from copy boy to Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter to op-ed columnist.

"It is with very mixed feelings that I announce that after 43 years with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Acel Moore has decided to accept our buyout offer and retire. All of us at the paper today and over the years owe Acel an enormous debt of gratitude, both for his insightful journalism and his wise counsel.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 4:28 PM
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Bruce This would be news. Pictured at left, Bruce S. Sherman, CEO of Private Capital Management LP.

PCM is Knight Ridder's largest shareholder. Sherman wants our newspaper chain sold.

Can't be profitable enough, he contends. Among his beefs:

POSTED: Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 5:45 AM
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Rock_cemetery Jeff Jarvis writing about David Lee Roth's cameo Tuesday on the Howard Stern show:

Roth was trying to do radio. He spoke with an eerie formality — eerie for a rocker — sounding like an over-aged kid in a bar mitzvah suit trying to get a good check out of Aunt Sadie.

The former Van Halen frontman gets the keys to the show, or at least one set - there are co-hosts - in January, when the King of All Media jumps to Sirius Satellite Radio.

POSTED: Saturday, October 22, 2005, 1:49 PM
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Dowd_new75_1 Maureen Dowd lets it rip in a piece on fellow Timeswoman Judith Miller, headlined "Woman of Mass Destruction."

Oh. My. God.

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