A consensus is forming that Philadelphia’s violence epidemic finally demands an extraordinary response. Outrage has covered the pages of both newspaper s for weeks now. And yesterday the collection of reporting and opinion in the Daily News made me chastened but proud to be a Philadelphian…READ MORE 

The “public trust” aspect of newspapers is a bloated, facile and ultimately incoherent basis for running a newspaper. And the new ownership of the Daily News and Inky give us a chance to abandon the idea. In February, I offered some advice to imaginary investors in our papers. The gist: Let the papers compete with each other, prioritize the day’s events for readers and dominate the local market…READ MORE