As part of our ongoing series examining how to measure and evaluate impact in public interest news, CPIJ met with Dan Denvir, staff writer at the Philadelphia City Paper.
In this seventh and final interview excerpt, Denvir discusses the impact his story on West Philly’s Carrot Cake Man, critical institutions and the people that make cities great.
- Part One: Denvir speaks to the possibilities and limitations in impacting public affairs through reporting, reflecting on the Daily News’ Pulitzer prize-winning series Tainted Justice
- Part Two: Denvir shares his concerns about shrinking resources in mainstream media for accountability and watchdog journalism and how that impacts local public affairs.
- Part Three, Denvir dwells on thin reporting resources at daily newspapers: “There’s so much work that’s not being done right now that I’m not really worried about being scooped.”
- Part Four: Denvir shares his personal and professional goals for impact through his reporting.
- Part Five, Denvir discusses alt-weekly headline traditions and how stories are shared now.
- Part Six, Denvir discusses the importance of decision-makers consuming his reporting.