Join us January 21st for the CPIJ Photo Night annual at the P&P

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Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer photojournalist David Maialetti will curate and produce the Year-End Spectacular multimedia presentation for January’s CPIJ Photo Night at the Pen and Pencil Club. These one-time presentations have become the event of the year for photojournalism in Philadelphia.

Join us on January 21st at 8 p.m.

The submission deadline has passed.

Photos above courtesy of David Maialetti.

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CPIJ Projects Update

Today’s update of the CPIJ Projects Page includes last fall’s digital security workshop, our role in the project that became BillyPenn.com, Azavea’s Open Data Philly Visualization Contest, new Photo Nights at the Pen and Pencil, the ONA Philly Show and Tell, Pitch Fest plans, IRE Boot Camp and more.

Annamarya Scaccia, Randy LoBasso and Stephanie Farr wrote about  their experiences at conferences funded by the CPIJ Conference Sponsorship Program.

Here’s the complete update:

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Open Data Philly Visualization Contest winners announced

Azavea and OpenDataPhilly recently announced the winners of the OpenDataPhilly Visualization Contest.

Visualizations representing creative and visually impactful uses of Philadelphia’s Open data were selected to be featured on the new Open Data Philly website, which will be launching soon.

Prizes included $500 in Amazon gift cards divided among winners. More info:

Announcing: Winners of OpenDataPhilly Visualization Contest

Open Data Philly was recognized with a Knight Foundation Prototype Fund grant shortly before the Center for Public Interest Journalism took over administration of the site last spring.

Azavea, which specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software as well as geospatial analysis services, built Open Data Philly and is leading the redesign.

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CPIJ Photo Night at the P&P: Featuring Eric and Kass Mencher

0Together, Kass and Eric Mencher have worked on numerous photo essays, including life along the Lincoln Highway (the first cross-country road in the United States), contemporary life in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, “Compañeros” (a juxtaposition of their images) and anything and everything that happens in front of their cameras. They have both exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally, sometimes individually and other times together. Most recently, they spent six months photographing in the San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, area.

They will be presenting recent iPhone work from Mexico and Guatemala, talking about the process of working together and their conversion to using the iPhone.

Please join us at the Pen and Pencil Club on Wednesday, December 17th at 8 p.m.

Eric Mencher was the recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award for “Rwanda: Aftermath of Genocide” and has won major awards including prizes in World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners. His fellowships include a Penn State University Professional in Residence Fellowship; a Terra Fellowship from the Giverny Institute at the Museum of American Art, Giverny, France; and a Pew Fellowships in the Arts, discipline winner.

Kass Mencher, is a documentary photographer who worked more than 15 years for alternative newspapers in the Philadelphia area, including City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia Gay News. She was awarded First Place, Photojournalism, 2001, by the Association of Alternative Weeklies and has won numerous regional awards including the Pennsylvania Keystone Awards. She now works on personal photo projects, using the iPhone almost exclusively.

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Azavea announces Open Data Philly Visualization Contest

In advance of the upcoming re-launch of Open Data Philly, Azavea has announced the Open Data Philly Visualization Contest.

The competition invites designers, data scientists, developers and “anyone who enjoys exploring and visualizing open data” to share visualizations that utilize open data found on OpenDataPhilly.org.

Up to 10 entries representing “creative and visually impactful” uses of Philadelphia’s open data will be featured on the new Open Data Philly website – scheduled for launch in late 2014. Winners will also divide $500 in Amazon gift cards.

Entry deadline: Sunday, November 30th 2014 11:59pm.

Complete details: ph.ly/opendatacontest

logoOpen Data Philly was recognized with a Knight Foundation Prototype Fund grant shortly before the Center for Public Interest Journalism took over administration of the site last spring.

Azavea, which specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software as well as geospatial analysis services, built Open Data Philly and is leading the redesign.

Also last week, City of Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski announced the release of the city’s new Open Data Strategic Plan, along with the accompanying research and analysis known as the Open Data Census. Both are available now at: phila.gov/data.

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