CPIJ Photo Night at the P&P: Brad Nau on November 18th


Please join us for the Next CPIJ Photo Night, featuring Brad Nau on Wednesday, November 18th at 8 p.m. the Pen and Pencil Club, America’s oldest press club — located at 1522 Latimer Street in Center City Philadelphia.

Brad Nau is a nationally acclaimed storyteller and television journalist, specializing in shooting, writing, editing and producing feature stories and show specials.

nauBut his social media presence also reveals Nau as a “lover of Leica,” still shooting film and sharing his work at Story Road on Tumblr, as well as his iPhone photography on Instagram.

Nau is the Senior Executive Producer/Special Projects at Comcast SportsNet, where he has worked for 13 years, and has been honored with Edward R. Murrow Awards, Mid Atlantic Emmys, Associated Press Television Photography Awards, and a National Headliner Award for Investigative Journalism.

He is also President of the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and an Adjunct Professor of Communications at Montgomery County Community College. Previously, Nau was the Director of Photography at Fox Philadelphia, where he worked for 17 years.

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Temple hosts Next Mayor Debate

Democrat Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Baileyfinally mixed it up at their third mayoral debate” Monday evening at the Temple Performing Arts Center, according to Ryan Briggs of The Next Mayor project.

The Next Mayor is  a partnership designed to support high-quality reporting and “provide voters with fresh and critical content on the race” for the Philadelphia’s next mayor, with a sharp focus on the major issues facing the city.

Additional reports were filed from the debate by Chris Brennan of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Brian Hickey of thephillyvoice.com and Justin Udo of CBS Philly.

The Center for Public Interest Journalism and the Next Mayor project partners also hosted a primary debate among Philadelphia Democratic mayoral candidates last spring.

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Catch the NewsTrain at Temple University this November


The APME NewsTrain workshop in Philadelphia will be a digital storytelling boot camp with two full days of training. Join us at Temple University on November 13th and 14th.

Sessions include:

  • Digital storytelling: making smart choices
  • Producing data-driven enterprise stories efficiently
  • Data journalism 101
  • Getting your stories read: maximizing your use of social media for personal branding and audience engagement
  • Using social media as powerful reporting tools
  • Efficient video story forms for digital platforms
  • Shooting effective video on your smartphone
  • Taking powerful news photos with your smartphone
  • Writing news for mobile

This workshop is for reporters, editors and other journalists from print, digital and broadcast newsrooms of all sizes, as well as freelancers, journalism educators and journalism students.

Complete details: Philadelphia NewsTrain, Nov. 13-14, 2015


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CPIJ Photo Night at the P&P: Anne Leighton Massoni

massoniAnne Leighton Massoni, Photography Program Director at the University of the Arts will speak about her series “Holding” during our next Photo Night at the Pen and Pencil Club on Wednesday, October 14th at 8 p.m. Please join us!

Anne Leighton Massoni is the Program Director of Photography at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to teaching at UArts she has held positions at Marshall University, Cornell University, Tyler School of Art, Washington College, Memphis College of Art, and Monmouth University. (read more)

Series statement:
The series Holding, utilizes created images and found photographs to present a place between truth and fiction. These contrasting images sit side by side with a thin line painted across their surface, drawing imagined connections. The images themselves reinforce the concepts of memory and often use mnemonic elements and notions of artifact to represent an underlying story, which touches on the personal while still attempting the collective. (read more)

The Pen and Pencil, America’s oldest press club, is located at 1522 Latimer Street in Philadelphia.

Learn more about our guest at penandpencil.org and anneleightonmassoni.com.

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Meet the nominees contending to become #NextMayorPHL

The Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication will be hosting the Next Mayor Debate at the Temple Performing Arts Center on October 19th, in partnership with Philadelphia Media Network (The Philadelphia InquirerDaily News and Philly.com) and The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce‘s Roadmap for Growth campaign.

murraybaileyKenney_panel2Democratic nominee Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Bailey will address issues that matter to you during this final debate, with a focus on business and economic development.

The event will be moderated by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s City Desk Editor, Chris Hepp, and business reporter, Diane Mastrull.

When: 7:30-8:30 p.m., October 19, 2015

Where: Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19122

Visit philly.com/nextmayordebate to reserve your free seat now.

Additional event partners include WHYY, Committee of Seventy, WURD Radio, Young Involved Philadelphia, and Technically Philly.

Follow the Next Mayor project online now at: nextmayor.philly.com.


And watch for election reporting from Temple University students this fall at: nextmayorphl.org

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The Center for Public Interest Journalism was created in 2010 to support programming and projects intended to improve the quantity and quality of public interest news and information in the Greater Philadelphia area.


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