CPIJ managing Temple DNC News Bureau

The Center for Public Interest Journalism is managing a project through which a select cohort of Temple University students will complete a specialized summer course and then report for news organizations around the country during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. More info:SMC Students to Cover the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Submit your work now for the annual Photo Night Spectacular at the Pen and Pencil

Don’t be late! We had a full house as usual for last year’s event.

Don’t be late! We had a full house as usual for last year’s event.

Once again this year, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News photojournalist David Maialetti will curate and produce the annual Photo Night Spectacular presentation during January’s CPIJ Photo Night at the Pen and Pencil Club in Philadelphia.

Join us on January 20th at 8 p.m. for this one-time presentation.

Send your photos now to participate. Submission deadline is January 2nd.

Participation is open to CPIJ, P&P and Philadelphia-area photojournalism communities.

• Gather up to 25 of your best photos from 2015.
• Black-and-white and color photos are accepted. Any shape is fine.
• Size images 10 inches on the longest side. Resolution set at 200dpi.
Save them as jpegs.

Naming files:
• Use your last name, an underscore, your first name and a file number beginning with 01.
• For example: Maialetti_David01.jpg, Maialetti_David02.jpg, and so on.
• Put all of your images in one folder. Label the folder with your name.
• Use a free Dropbox account, upload your folder and share that folder with Maialetti, using: maialetti@gmail.com

Then, join us on January 20th!

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CPIJ update: December, 2015

More than 90 journalists and journalism educators attended Philadelphia NewsTrain last month here at the Temple University School of Media and Communication. APME project director Linda Austin shared this photo of presenter Theodore Kim of The New York Times:

If you attended, you can stay connected with the NewsTrain community on Facebook.

Photo Nights:

Photojournalist Brad Nau presented at the most recent CPIJ Photo Night at the Pen and Pencil. Follow @CPIJournalism or subscribe to our mailing list in the sidebar to get details on next month’s annual Photo Night Spectacular. We had a full house last year, as seen below:

Upcoming events:


ONA Philadelphia’s monthly Meetup (RSVP) will find out “What’s next for PlanPhilly?” during a conversation and happy hour Wednesday evening at the Black Sheep Irish Pub.


Hacks/Hackers PHL has scheduled a joint Meetup (RSVP) at Comcast Center Wednesday evening with BigWP to bring journalists and technologists together during the WordCamp US Community Summit, which will see hundreds of the world’s best WordPress developers flock to Philadelphia in advance of WordCamp US.


ONA Philly will host a Solutions Journalism Info Session and Holiday Happy Hour (RSVP) at the Pen and Pencil Club. Come out and meet the team from the Solutions Journalism Network.


The Pen and Pencil Club Philadelphia News Awards will recognize Philadelphia’s “finest reporting, editing and journalism” and says “The evening is fun, informal and full of the best and brightest in Philadelphia news.” You can vote through December 4th, but you must be a P&P member to attend the event. (Join.)

Visit Open Data Philly:

You can search “from 322 datasets that cover all dimensions of Philadelphia” at operndataphilly.org, a catalog of open data in the Philadelphia region. Check out the introductory tutorial videos on the Resources page.

Or follow along with Twitter, Facebook and the Google Group. Submit your datasets for inclusion or promote related projects using the links above.

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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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