Get to know Broke in Philly: Collaborative Reporting on Economic Justice

Following on the success of The Reentry Project last year, Philadelphia now has its own solutions journalism organization, called: Resolve Philadelphia.

And Resolve just launched Broke in Philly, a collaborative of 20 local organizations working together to report on economic justice:

To learn more: Come out at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23rd to the Pen and Pencil Club at 1522 Latimer Street in Center City: (map)

We’ll have an introductory panel but also plenty of time to hang out, network and celebrate the kickoff of this exciting endeavor.

Meet Resolve Philadelphia executive director and Broke in Philly editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky and a panel representing a few of the partnering organizations, including:

Alicia Lozano of NBC10/Telemundo62
• Emma Restrepo of Para ti Mujer
Roxanne Patel Shepelavy of The Philadelphia Citizen

The Broke in Philly partnership includes: Billy Penn, City & State PA, FunTimes, Generocity, Klein College of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College, NBC10/Telemundo62, Next City, ParaTiMujer Radio Program,The Philadelphia Citizen, Philadelphia Media Network, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, The Philadelphia Tribune, Philatinos Radio, PhillyCAM, Philly Weekly, PlanPhilly, WURD Radio, WHYY and El Zol Philly.

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Free: One Day Law School for Journalists

The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree can be daunting. To help support journalists who cover the courts, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, Temple University Beasley School of Law, and Klein College of Media and Communication have developed a one-day intensive program on the court system geared toward journalists and others in the media who have little experience covering the courts or who want to be sure they are on top of all the current issues.

Presenters include Maida Milone (President & CEO, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts); Judge C. Darnell Jones II (United States District Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania); Jules Epstein (Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs, Temple University Beasley School of Law); Mary E. Levy (Practice Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law), Eli Segal (partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP) and Jim Neff (Deputy Managing Editor, Philadelphia Media Network). Professor Scott Burris, Director of the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law, will deliver keynote remarks.

May 30, 2018 @ 9:00 AM


More info: One Day Law School for Journalists

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Subscribe for free: This Week at Broke in Philly

The Center for Public Interest Journalism contributes operational support to Broke in Philly, a new citywide reporting collaborative focused on economic justice in Philadelphia, the poorest big city in America.

And now you can read the inaugural edition of their free email newsletter: This Week at Broke in Philly.

This week you can read an introduction to this new project, watch a bilingual Facebook Live discussion featuring several partners, view a slide show from their launch event and read a half dozen of their latest news reports.

You can subscribe below to get future editions delivered to you mailbox for free but you can also follow them on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and their home page at



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Broke in Philly collaboration will focus on solutions to poverty in Philadlephia

A message from our editor

For the past decade, Philadelphia has been unable to shake its notorious distinction as the poorest big city in the U.S . More than a quarter of the city’s residents are experiencing poverty, meaning a family of four earns less than $25,100 per year.

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ONA-Philly and Lenfest Institute hosting expert panel on email newsletter best practices

Lenfest Institute hosting expert panel on email newsletter best practices

Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 7:00 PM: * What we’ll doJoin ONA Philly and the Lenfest Institute at 7pm on April 25 at the Pen and Pencil Club for a discussion of best practices around email newsletters.Newslette

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