By: E&P Staff
Philadelphia Inquirer Editor Andrew Khinoy died March 16 at age 94.
Through his 43 years at the newspaper, Khinoy was a union leader and newsroom manager.
Khinoy joined the Inquirer‘s copy desk in 1937. Active with the Newspaper Guild, he served as president of the local when Camden Courier-Post and Philadelphia Record workers struck in late 1946. J. David Stern, owner of both papers, sold the Record to the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin a few months later.
In 1958 Khinoy was promoted to assistant managing editor, and 20 years later was part of the group that planned for the newsroom’s computerization, according to an obituary on Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism website. Khinoy also taught journalism at the University of Pennsylvania and was on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists.
After retiring in 1980, he consulted for the paper, wrote travel articles and book reviews, and was communications coordinator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency at various disaster sites — work for which he received a commendation from the Department of Homeland Security.