Staff and interns from the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University are supporting The Reentry Project, a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of—and solutions to—prisoner reentry in Philadelphia. Here’s an update from the halfway point:
The United States has more people with criminal backgrounds than the entire population of France. In Philadelphia, it’s estimated that between 200,000 and 300,000 residents – approximately one in every six of us – has been intimately familiar with a jail cell. One in six.
The Center for Public Interest Journalism provides operational support to the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative. Five Temple journalism students are participating as interns and one class is collaborating.
Journalists from leading Philadelphia newsrooms gathered recently at the nation’s oldest press club to learn about an innovative new reporting project addressing one of the nation’s most intractable challenges: prisoner reentry. The Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative launched late last year, bringing together a broad spectrum of news organizations to examine evidence-based responses to challenges facing local citizens returning from incarceration.
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From the Philadelphia chapter of the Online News Association:
Temple University has long been a major force in Philadelphia’s journalism community. Come hear what’s new.
The Department of Journalism at Temple has added a new crop of professors to their esteemed faculty in recent years and we’ve got a few of them lined up to discuss their work: Jillian Bauer, Magda Konieczna and Aron Pilhofer.
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Meet colleagues, ask questions and get ready to put your solutions journalism training into practice.
This workshop will be led by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Philadelphia coordinator for the Solutions Journalism Network.
Join us February 1st at 6:30 p.m. at Temple University Center City.
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The Philadelphia chapter of the Online News Association will host an info session on January 25th with the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative, a new project focused on challenges and solutions related to prisoner reentry in the Philadelphia region.
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