POSTPONED: Community conversation on coverage of Penn Alexander School and its community: DATE TBD

POSTPONED: Community conversation on coverage of Penn Alexander School and its community: DATE TBD

UPDATE: The below event has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts for participants.  The Center expects to announce a new date in March or April shortly.

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On an upcoming date, the Center for Public Interest Journalism will hold a discussion of news coverage of Penn Alexander school and its community at the offices of the Media Mobilizing Project, 4233 Chestnut St. in West Philadelphia.

The conversation is the next in a series (following discussions at Asian Arts Initiative and Mother Bethel congregation) aimed at improving and increasing local coverage of issues that affect diverse communities in Philadelphia. It will be an opportunity for community members to talk directly with reporters and editors about the coverage of the neighborhood and the issues related to Penn Alexander enrollment, as well as inform reporters of the types of stories and information they think would help build capacity to participate in civic life in West Philadelphia. The conversation will be facilitated by Professor George Miller of Temple’s School of Media and Communication.

The intention of the event is to provide a platform for a substantive discussion by a small group to help inform reporters’ understanding of issues and how to accurately depict community members and events.  Please note, the intention of the gathering would not be to discuss School District policy, but rather focus on the way the media covers it and events at Penn Alexander and its community.  The event is open to reporters and editors covering education and West Philadelphia community issues, as well as community members selected to attend to provide diverse perspectives. The session will be video recorded and shared on www.cpijournalism.org.

The Center for Public Interest Journalism is a Temple University-based group whose mission is to increase the amount and quality of public interest 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.

Have questions or an interest in participating?

Contact Michael Greenle at info@cpijournalism.org.

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