CPIJ partnering on Next Mayor debate

The Center for Public Interest Journalism and Next Mayor project partners will host a debate among Democratic mayoral candidates at the Temple Performing Arts Center at 5:30 p.m. on May 4th, shortly before Philadelphia’s primary election.

Confirmed participants include Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney, Doug Oliver and Anthony Williams. The event will be co-moderated by Philadelphia Daily News Editorial Page Editor Sandra Shea and WHYY Senior Reporter Dave Davies.

PHL_MayorLogo_TallRegister online now to reserve your seat for this free public event, and check this map for directions.

The event will cover the key issues facing the city, including education, taxes, quality of life, economic development, transportation, technology policy and more, according to a report from Philly.com.

The Next Mayor staff will field questions for the candidates via Twitter, using the #NextMayorPHL hashtag and addressed to @phillydotcom.

Follow the Next Mayor project online now at: nextmayor.philly.com.

Partners include Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, WHYY/Newsworks, The Committee of Seventy, Technically Philly, WURD Radio, Young Involved Philadelphia and others.

Temple students from the School of Media and Communication are contributing multimedia content to the project in coordination with coursework in a combination of graduate and undergraduate classes. Among the classes involved with the projects is the award-winning capstone course, Philadelphia Neighborhoods.

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