Media Moves

Philly Inquirer hires Minaya to lead “Future of Work” project

July 9, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Ezequiel Minaya

The Philadelphia Inquirer has hired Forbes corporate finance editor Ezequial Minaya to lead its “Future of Work” project.

A post on the Lenfest Institute website states, “Minaya joins The Inquirer from Forbes, where he served as corporate finance editor. Before that, he spent 9 years as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York, covering corporate finance and business breaking news, and in Caracas where he served as a foreign correspondent. He has also held positions at the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Rice Design Alliance, the Houston Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times, and spent 13 months embedded as a war correspondent for Stars and Stripes in Iraq. He starts on August 3.

“‘I have long admired The Inquirer for its history of public service and world-class journalism,’ Minaya said. ‘My hope is that the Future of Work project will add to that legacy. The truth is, what it means to work, to earn a living, has been undergoing a transformation for some time before this eventful year. But the changes triggered by the pandemic, and further fanned by the protests, promise to be seismic and fundamental. It’s our mission to help make sense of it all and contribute to the plotting of a course ahead for Philadelphia.’

“Nearly 2.8 million Pennsylvanians have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March, with a large percentage of those coming from Philadelphia. The Inquirer — together with its partners — will examine the root causes of inequality in workforce development, highlight evidence-based strategies that can lead to stronger quality job growth, and explore proposals for recovery by reporting on best practices from around the country.”

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