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The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. It is the third oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. Circulation in 2003 was 387,692 daily and over 778,000 on Sundays. Partial list of newspapers The following is a partial list of newspapers owned by Knight Ridder: Contra Costa Times Detroit Free Press Kansas City Star The Miami Herald Philadelphia Inquirer Saint Paul Pioneer Press San Jose Mercury News The State External link Knight Ridder corporate website Categories: Companies traded on... A true duopoly is a form of oligopoly where only two producers exist in a market. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...


It was founded as the Pennsylvania Inquirer by John Norvell and John R. Walker on June 1, 1829, though they were forced to sell it to Jesper Harding less than six months later. Harding merged the Pennsylvania Inquirer with the Daily Courier in 1839, and for a while the paper was known as The Pennsylvania Inquirer and Daily Courier. In 1845, it was called The Pennsylvania Inquirer and National Gazette. Jesper Harding retired in 1859 and was succeeded by his son William White Harding, who changed the paper's name to the present Philadelphia Inquirer in 1860. John Norvell (December 21, 1789–April 24 (sometimes given as April 11), 1850) was a newspaper editor and one of the first U.S. Senators from Michigan. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jesper Harding (November 5, 1799 – August 21, 1865) was an influential U.S. publisher in Philadelphia. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...


Beginning in 1889, the paper was owned by James Elverson, who was succeeded by his son James Jr. in the early 1900s. James Jr. died in 1929 without children and ownership passed to his sister, Eleanor Elverson Patenotre, who was married to the U.S. Ambassador to France, Jules Patenotre, and lived in Paris. A year later, she sold the paper to Cyrus Curtis, who published the rival newspaper, the Philadelphia Public Ledger. Curtis died a year and a half later and his son-in-law, John Martin took over and merged the two papers. However, with the onset of Great Depression the effort was a failure and control of both papers reverted to the Patenotres in Paris. 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis (1850 - 1933) was a significant U.S. publisher. ... The Philadelphia Public Ledger was published from March 25, 1836 to January 1942. ... Several people have the name John Martin: John Martin, English painter of the early 19th century. ... Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother depicts destitute pea pickers in California, centering on Florence Owens Thompson, a mother of seven children, age twenty-nine, in Nipomo, California, March 1936. ...


In 1936 the paper was purchased by Moses Annenberg. In 1939, Moses plead guilty to charges of tax evasion and his son Walter Annenberg took control of the business operations. In 1969, Walter was appointed by President Richard Nixon to be Ambassador to Britain. Walter decided to sell the Inquirer (along with the Philadelphia Daily News), and on December 31 the papers became part of Knight Publications, Inc. (now the Knight Ridder corporation). 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Moses Annenberg (1877-1942) was a major U.S. newspaper publisher, who purchased The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1936. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Walter H. Annenberg Walter H. Annenberg (March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was a billionaire publisher and philanthropist. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The presidential seal was first used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... The Philadelphia Daily News is a tabloid newspaper that began publishing on March 31, 1925, under founding editor Lee Ellmaker. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Partial list of newspapers The following is a partial list of newspapers owned by Knight Ridder: Contra Costa Times Detroit Free Press Kansas City Star The Miami Herald Philadelphia Inquirer Saint Paul Pioneer Press San Jose Mercury News The State External link Knight Ridder corporate website Categories: Companies traded on...


One of the most well-known editors at the paper during this era was Gene Roberts. Known to most of his staff as "The Frog," he was executive editor of the newspaper from 1972 to 1991. During his tenure, the paper won 17 Pulitzer Prizes. Meg Randall is an actress who was credited as Gene Roberts before 1949. ... The Pulitzer Prize is a United States literary award given out each April. ...


One of the Inquirer's long-time competitors was The Philadelphia Bulletin, which stopped publishing on January 29, 1982. The Evening Bulletin is the name of two Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspapers. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer Online
  • A history of The Inquirer (requires free registration)
  • A history of The Philadelphia Inquirer an alternate version from The Philadelphia Press Association
  • Knight Ridder


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