Kind of weird to listen to Stan’s heartfelt apology to the inky staff followed by Wendy Warren’s declaring the meeting off the record.
— Amy S. Rosenberg (@amysrosenberg) February 16, 2012
The above tweet from Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Amy Rosenberg refers to a Thursday newsroom meeting that Philly.com editor Wendy Warren wanted declared off the record. The “heartfelt apology” came from Inquirer editor Stan Wischnowski.
Staffers from Philly.com, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News were told yesterday that they’ll soon be sharing some news coverage. “The shift from all-out competition to coordinated cooperation is very much a work in progress, with many details to be worked out,” writes Mike Armstrong.
THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF ARMSTRONG’S STORY:
Thursday night, journalists at the newspapers began circulating a statement, asking their colleagues to sign on in support of news “gathered and printed without fear or favor” and demanding that new PMN owners “guarantee that the integrity of our reporting will never be sacrificed to serve their private or political interests.”
I’m told that the union plans to run the petition in the papers as an ad.