CPIJ Update: July, 2015

CPIJ Update: July, 2015


Open Data Philly keeps growing

More than 70 new datasets have been added to Open Data Philly since the project was relaunched earlier this year. Check “Featured Projects” on the home page for an updated look at apps, maps, services and tools developed using data from the site.

OpenDataPhilly.org also now offers introductory video tutorials in two languages:
Welcome to Open Data Philly
How community leaders, citizens, journalists, and others can use Open Data Philly

Bienvenido a Open Data Philly
Open Data Philly: Para los líderes de la comunidad, los ciudadanos y los periodistas

The Center for Public Interest Journalism organized two recent panels featuring Philadelphia’s open data leaders, first during Barcamp News Innovation and then for a party of international visitors at the city’s Innovation Lab.

Breaking news! We just learned that Open Data Philly has been nominated for Web Project of the Year from the Philadelphia Geek Awards. Winners will be announced on August 15th at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Spring conference recap

BarCamp News Innovation
BarCamp News Innovation

By the time the Investigative Reporters and Editor 2015 Conference left Philadelphia last month, CPIJ and the Temple University School of Media and Communication had sent 48 attendeesincluding 25 journalists from the Philadelphia region — and played a role in eight panels.

At the same time, CPIJ was hosting the meetings of Local Independent Online News Publishers, nearby at Temple’s Center City campus.

One month earlier, 150 people attended BarCamp News Innovation — Philadelphia’s national un-conference on the future of news — which CPIJ has hosted annually since 2008.

Next Mayor update

Candidates on stage at The Next Mayor debate at Temple University in Philadelphia on Monday, May 4, 2015. ( STEPHANIE AARONSON / Staff Photographer )
Next Mayor Debate

Just a couple of weeks before Philadelphia’s mayoral primary election in May, the Center for Public Interest Journalism and Next Mayor project partners hosted a debate among Philadelphia Democratic mayoral candidates at the Temple Performing Arts Center.

CPIJ announced earlier this year that it was joining Philadelphia Media Network – owner of Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News – and others in a foundation-funded partnership designed to support high-quality reporting on the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral campaign.

You can view primary coverage produced last spring by Temple University students at nextmayorphl.org and partner coverage continuing this summer at nextmayor.philly.com.

CPIJ also partnered with AL DÍA News Media to produce live streaming video coverage of their mayoral forum.

(Debate photo courtesy of Stephanie Aaronson, Philly.com)

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