Klein News Innovation Camp (formerly BCNI) debuts on November 4th: Get your tickets now!

“The event will feature 300 thinkers and doers on how communities are informed. The day will feature sessions on topics like journalism ethics in a troubled era, funding successes, audience engagement, partisanship and a broad array of new thinking.” –kleincamp.com

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Attend Klein News Innovation Camp, the new name of BCNI

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Note: Temple University students and faculty members are invited to register and attend for free. Click the green button, then “Get Tickets” and “Owl Card Holder.”

The Reentry Project seeks journalists to help address prisoner reentry challenges

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Reposted from TheReentryProject.org:

Between 200,000 and 300,000 of our fellow Philadelphians have been incarcerated. That’s one out of every six people in Philadelphia, and about one in three adults in our city.

With little preparation and resources hard to find, successful reentry is a long, uphill battle. Sixty percent of people released from Pennsylvania prisons will be rearrested within three years.

What’s a ‘digital solutions day’ and who’s invited?

Otherwise known as a “hackathon,” this digital solutions day brings together communities that may otherwise not interact to work together on innovative solutions.

For this event, we want the participation of journalists, technologists and the Philadelphia reentry community, including formerly incarcerated people and those working with city agencies and other service providers to address the needs of this community.

When is this happening?

Friday October 20th and Saturday October 21st.

What’s the time commitment?

We’ll have a launch and social event Friday evening. Then, we will reconvene to work together throughout Saturday, culminating with presentations at the end of the day.


We’ll be meeting in Center City Philadelphia and we will have specific details soon.

What’s it gonna cost me?

Nothin’. Zero. Free for all participants. Plus, you get fed and might walk away with some swag too.

How do I sign up?

Click the button below.

Wait, who’s organizing this again?

This event is presented by The Reentry Project, a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of — and solutions to — prisoner reentry in Philadelphia. In partnership with The Reentry Coalition, the Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services and the Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation. Produced by Code for Philly.

The Reentry Project collaborative includes:

Billy Penn • Generocity • Next City • The Notebook • The Philadelphia Citizen • The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com • The Philadelphia Tribune • PhillyCam • PhillyMag • El Sol • WHYY Newsworks • WURD • El Zol • Klein College at Temple University • Muhlenberg College

p.s. Meanwhile: We need your invaluable insights to help us shape project ideas. Please come back and spend a few minutes with our Call for Ideas.

ONA recap returns to the P&P: RSVP now

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Catch the #ONA17 Show and Tell at the Pen and Pencil

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

Pen & Pencil Club
1522 Latimer Street Philadelphia, PA

17 People interested in ONA Attending

Just a few days after the Online News Association national conference in Washington, we will be rounding up all the attendees we can find from the Philadelphia region to share brief, specific takeaways for benefit of our community. We have done this a few times before and had a lot of fun.The P&P will prohibit smoking until 10 p.m. Cash bar. Must…

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Upcoming: Three ONA Philly Meetups

If you would like to attend gatherings of the Philadelphia chapter of the Online News Association, all you have to do is click to join the Meetup group at the link below.

Get together with writers, editors, photographers, producers, technologists and all with an interest in the production of news for digital presentation. For more information or to become a member, check out journalists.org.

Several events are already planned for the coming months and most of them are free:

ONA Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
930 People interested in ONA

Meetup with other local professionals who are interested in the Online News Association (ONA). Gather with writers, editors, photographers, producers, technologists and all wi…

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‘How did you do that?’ — Lightning talks about successful Ph…

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017, 6:00 PM
39 Attending

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The Reentry Project: We are halfway through our journalistic experiment and there’s lots more to do

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:

Helping those who are reentering society from prison

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.