Andrew Maykuth is the foreign correspondent at large for The Philadelphia Inquirer. To visit the Inquirer Online: click here.

Founded in 1829,  The Inquirer is America's third-oldest daily newspaper. In 1969, it was purchased by Knight Newspapers, Inc., now known as Knight Ridder. In 2006, it was sold to Philadelphia Media Holdings, a group of local Philadelphia investors. It is one of the few large independent American newspapers, a laboratory for a new model of media ownership.

Center City Philadelphia viewed from New Jersery
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The Inquirer is one of the largest U.S. newspapers. It primarily serves five counties in Pennsylvania and three in southern New Jersey. It is America's fourth-largest market in population and households. 

The Inquirer's tradition of aggressive enterprise, explanatory reporting and stylish writing has been accorded 18 Pulitzer Prizes.


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