Philly Newspapers New Office Building

The new digs for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com are eye-popping!

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Philadelphia's newspapers showed off their new, modern digs this week.
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The Inky, Daily news and Philly.com have all moved over to the third floor of the old Strawbridge and Clothier building.
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Yep, 801 Market Street.
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This is the ground floor lobby entrance of the historic building.
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When you get off the third floor, the elevators open to an inviting corridor.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com sit on one side of the corridor and The Daily News on the other.
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The office cubicles are pretty standard, but what stands out are the bright gathering areas throughout the building. They're supposed to encourage collaboration.
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This one's our favorite.
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On the Inky side, the long list of distinguished awards lines one of the walls.
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We got the tour from Hai Do, the Assistant Managing Editor for Multimedia. Here he's showing the big conference room for the Inquirer.
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It's where the Page One decisions are made each day for the Inky.
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Break time or brainstorming time.
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Pulitzer prize-winning reminder still need to positioned on the walls.
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<a href="http://search.philly.com/search?search=y&proxystylesheet=philly&getfields=*&client=philly&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&entqr=3&entsp=a&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&ud=1&q=michael+matza&Submit=go&radiosearch=on">Inquirer immigration reporter Michael Matza</a> says he's enjoying the new office.
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<a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/monica_yant_kinney/">Inquirer columnist Monica Yant Kinney</a> 's work keeps her out of the office much of the time but she also likes the new digs.
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Philly.com not only shares the space, their multimedia focus is expanding.
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On the way down to the multimedia area, we ran into Marnie Hall, whose focus is shifting from gossip to harder-edged content.
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The multimedia area is more high-tech at the new building. It gives the newspapers and Philly.com the ability to produce more high-end video content.
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It functions more like a virtual television set.
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With a green screen that can be used to show lots of different backgrounds. It's the same setup our meteorologists use to bring your the weather maps and radar and satellite images every day.
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And right next door...
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Is the Photography Suite.
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Moving to the new building has been exciting and exhausting. Some equipment is still being organized.
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And did we mention those funky, modern areas where people can just chill?
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Lots of those...
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Now to The Daily News side.
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The cubicles here are higher than on the Inquirer side of the building.
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Otherwise, the amenities are pretty similar here.
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We happened to catch the editorial team for The Daily News in action.
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The awards are prevalent on this side of the building too.
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And not just the great stories that made the front page... but the back page too.
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Interstate General Media now owns the Philadelphia newspapers. On July 19, 2012, they celebrated the move to their new location.
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A lot of people in the community benefited from the move. Senior Managing Partner for the papers, Lewis Katz, talks to Temple University's Acting President Richard Englert. The papers donated a lot or archive material to Temple.
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Interstate General Media's George Norcross, III is the Jr. Managing Partner. He said the move was a mammoth, but extraordinary undertaking.
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The Philadelphia Police Department's 15th District got a lot of furniture donated out of the move. Lt. Mark Overwise [L] is pictured with Major John Cranford with the Salvation Army.
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The Salvation Army was able to pick up one of the largest donations they'd ever received. They took out about 30 trucks worth of goods from the old Inquirer building.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer is the third oldest newspaper in the country.
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