Community Conversation at Asian Arts Initiative

Community Conversation at Asian Arts Initiative

On Friday, October 19th, Temple University’s Center for Public Interest Journalism will hold a discussion on public interest news coverage of the Philadelphia Asian-American community at the Asian Arts Initiative headquarters, 1219 Vine St. The event will bring members of the regional Asian American community together with journalists and community information providers covering their issues.

The conversation will be an opportunity for community representatives to educate local reporters and editors about the issues of importance to Asian-Americans in Philadelphia and the types of stories and delivery systems they think would build their capacity to participate in civic life. It will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and will be moderated by Temple Journalism professor George Miller.

The Center for Public Interest Journalism ( is a Temple University-based group whose mission is to increase the amount and quality of public affairs reporting in the Philadelphia region. Through conferences, trainings, and other professional development opportunities, CPIJ seeks to connect journalists in Philadelphia with resources for producing quality work on issues that affect public life.

The Center was created in 2011 with a grant from the William Penn Foundation, and charged with launching a networked news organization, tentatively called the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network ( PPIIN hopes to leverage the outcomes of this community conversation and others like it as it develops original coverage over the coming months. The session will be videotaped.

Have questions or an interest in participating?

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