Community Conversation with Norris Square Civic Association – Wednesday, March 20, 6pm

The Center for Public Interest Journalism will host a discussion on Wednesday, March 20 from 6pm-8pm with community members invited by Norris Square Civic Association to discuss issues facing their community at 2010 N. Mascher St. (b/t Norris and Diamond in the basement of the NSCA Child Care Center).  Members of the press covering issues related to this community are invited to attend and participate.  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 Norris Square community members to speak directly with reporters and editors about coverage of the neighborhood and their sense of issues related to the Hispanic/Latino community in 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.  The event is open to reporters and editors covering Norris Square, North Philadelphia or issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino community. 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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