“There is nothing we could ever do that is more important than keeping journalism alive in the city that I love. Will you help?”
– Philanthropist and businessman Gerry Lenfest, as told to Philadelphia Media Network’s Terry Eggers
So began one of Philadelphia’s biggest news stories of the year – the donation of the Philadelphia Media Network, which includes The Inquirer, to a nonprofit institute managed by the Philadelphia Foundation, Eggers said.
How did the deal unfold? What does it mean for the future sustainability of the news operation – let alone its editorial independence?
Watch the conversation that took place at the 2016 Media Learning Seminar, or view all seminar videos: kng.ht/1rt4QI8