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Publishing, privilege, and noblesse oblige

H.L. Mencken's "Life of Kings" quote does the industry a disservice and in this column I argue that publishers should use an older framework, noblesse oblige, to better understand their social obligation.

Vox Media licenses Chorus to Sun-Times; take a look at what the backend’s like

The team at Vox Media deserves all the snaps for its work on Chorus, the once-mythical "unicorn" content management system that does just about everything a digital publisher could want.

Tracking “gritty” Philadelphia: Better when it’s a person than a place

The first mention I could find of "gritty Philadelphia" was a June 16, 1880 article in the Boston (Daily) Globe about a walking contest known as the Sawdust Pounders.

It’s time for Philadelphia to put a Lenfest statue in the Courtyard at City Hall

A statue should be erected in Gerry Lenfest's honor at City Hall to remind future generations of this man who made it his mission to give away as much wealth as possible before he died.

Those Philly.com “www2” links explained: Testing on the Washington Post’s Arc has begun

Why do users now see "www2" whenever navigating to a Philly.com article page?

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