In Philadelphia, 3 Newsrooms Had To Become 1. Now, They’re Taking On A Whole New Kind Of Change


By Kristen Hare, Poynter

He wrote and rewrote the memo.

Stan Wischnowski, executive editor of the Philadelphia Media Network, knew he had to get the tone right.

His managers and editors already went through two phases of reapplications for their jobs. Now, it was the rest of the newsroom’s turn. The idea of posting more than 200 jobs felt daunting.

At 4:16 p.m. on May 4, Wischnowski hit “send.”


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