The Inquirer and Daily News Websites Are No More

Voila_Capture 2014-12-10_09-26-22_AM

Congratulations to the Inquirer and Daily News, whose misguided attempt at spinning off the city’s largest journalistic operations from the city’s most-read website to poorly-designed, confusing, promo code-needing micro sites has finally come to an end:

Today, Inquirer.com and PhiladelphiaDailyNews.com became part of Philly.com, our flagship website. When you visit www.Inquirer.com or www.PhiladelphiaDailyNews.com, your browser will redirect you to an Inquirer page or a Daily News page on Philly.com.

There you will find the journalism you are used to reading on Inquirer.com and PhiladelphiaDailyNews.com, as part of one easily accessible website with content from all of our award-winning publications.

New-ish director of digital strategy for the papers Eric Ulken told me on Twitter that all digital subscriptions to the Inquirer and Daily News will still unlock the digital replica of the papers (…). Inquirer and Daily News content will, once again, be FREE on Philly.com.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I must step off my journalistic snark sled so I can post another Taylor Swift video from last night:

Is there like a, I don’t know, director’s cut or something from this?

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

14 Comments

  • Fake Kyle Scott December 10, 2014 at 10:38 am

    “poorly-designed, confusing, promo code-needing micro sites”

    I didn’t know we were talking about Crossing Broad???

    Reply
  • consummate troll December 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Fuck You Kyle.

    Kidding. Just wanted to say that I love where you’re taking the site, podcast, liberty broadcasting, etc. Brilliant stuff. Would like more consistency on Crossing Streams releases (which has been PHENOMENAL) but I guess beggars can’t be choosers. Would also like to get your buddy you had on regularly last year back on the podcast, but I guess he has a full time gig now. Both you guys had great chemistry. But Jim’s cool too ( as is his writing. I will never understand the hate towards Jim from mouth-breathing commenters. And the whole “comma thing” is so over blown it hurts my face. They can proverbially suck Jim’s balls.)

    Reply
    • Kyle's Fashion Consultant December 10, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Nice try Jim.

      #FIREJIM

      Reply
  • Gas Burton December 10, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Does an improved layout mean you won’t need two “writers” to copy and paste articles from their site everyday?

    Reply
  • Moo Stonky December 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Fuck you Kyle

    For all the potshots to take at “traditional” “journalists,” you’d take the first job the Inquirer offered you if it gave you the chance to be “legit”

    then the hand would be on the other foot

    Reply
    • Kyle Scott December 10, 2014 at 11:33 am

      There’s a 0% chance I’d take a job at the Inquirer unless it included them paying $1.5 million for this site.

      Reply
      • Moo Stonky December 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

        I assume you had an accountant determine the site’s worth?

        Reply
      • Kevin O'Leary December 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm

        No offers yet? Once again, all roads lead to Mr. Wonderful. I don’t want any equity in your site, because quite frankly, it’s awful. But I will accept a $0.25 royalty in perpetuity for each time someone posts a comment on an article. That’s the only thing valuable on your site.

        Reply
        • Barbara Corcoran December 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

          Best comment I’ve seen in a while

          Reply
  • AL Tru December 10, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Printed news goes the way of the dinosaur.
    Then again, one EMP detonation will send us back to writing on clay tablets.

    Reply
  • good for them December 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Good for them, they needed to rebrand the sites. Some good people over there, they deserve all the success in the world.

    Reply
  • Surveyz December 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Answer these 6 survey questions so you can unlock an article where Kyle Scott criticizes someone else’s poor website decisions. As usual, not a drop of self-awareness.

    Reply
    • Kyle Scott December 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Difference: This site is profitable.

      Reply
  • Your Mother December 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Am I a bad person for automatically thinking less of an adult person when I learn they are a Taylor Swift fan? Or is it the adult Taylor Swift fan that’s a bad person?>/

    Reply
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *