So far in 2014, the Center for Public Interest Journalism has selected 31 Philadelphia-area journalists for support to attend national journalism conferences, thanks to a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation.
The 2014 CAR Conference met in Baltimore from February 27th through March 2nd. CPIJ supported Emily Babay of Philly.com, Jared Brey of PlanPhilly.com, Daniel Denvir of the Philadelphia City Paper and freelancer Casey Thomas.
The 2014 Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium convened at U.C. Berkeley from April 25th through 27th. CPIJ sent Stephanie Farr of the Philadelphia Daily News, Philly journalist Patrick Kerkstra, Isaiah Thompson of AxisPhilly.org, freelancer Trenae Nuri, and Sean Walsh of the Philadelphia Daily News.
The Investigative Reporters and Editors 2014 Conference is scheduled to meet from June 26th through 29th in San Francisco. CPIJ is supporting Ryan Briggs of the Philadelphia City Paper, Marion Callahan of the The Intelligencer, Maryclaire Dale of The Associated Press, Randy LoBasso of Philadelphia Weekly, independent journalist Annamarya Scaccia and freelancer Cassie Owens.
The 2014 National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair will convene in Boston from July 29th through August 3rd. CPIJ will support Melanie Burney and Vernon Clark of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Fatia Kasumu of 900 am WURD and Jeanette Woods, WHYY/NewsWorks.
The 2014 Online News Association Conference will be held September 25th through 27th in Chicago. This is our final group for 2012 and selected applicants were notified this week, including Bobbi Booker, who writes for The Philadelphia Tribune and Examiner.com, Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News, freelancer Christine Cavalier, Josh Cornfield of The Associated Press, Ellen Dunkel of The Philadelphia Inquirer, freelance journalist Meeri Kim and Mike Lyons of West Philly Local.
The group also includes Tommy Rowan of the Metro Philadelphia Newspaper, Davis Shaver, recently of insidethunderdome.com, Albert Stumm, with the Passyunk Post and Philadelphia Daily News, Alex Vuocolo of Generocity.org and Sam Wood of Philly.com.