CPIJ update: December, 2015

CPIJ update: December, 2015

More than 90 journalists and journalism educators attended Philadelphia NewsTrain last month here at the Temple University School of Media and Communication. APME project director Linda Austin shared this photo of presenter Theodore Kim of The New York Times:

If you attended, you can stay connected with the NewsTrain community on Facebook.

Photo Nights:

Photojournalist Brad Nau presented at the most recent CPIJ Photo Night at the Pen and Pencil. Follow @CPIJournalism or subscribe to our mailing list in the sidebar to get details on next month’s annual Photo Night Spectacular. We had a full house last year, as seen below:

Upcoming events:


ONA Philadelphia’s monthly Meetup (RSVP) will find out “What’s next for PlanPhilly?” during a conversation and happy hour Wednesday evening at the Black Sheep Irish Pub.


Hacks/Hackers PHL has scheduled a joint Meetup (RSVP) at Comcast Center Wednesday evening with BigWP to bring journalists and technologists together during the WordCamp US Community Summit, which will see hundreds of the world’s best WordPress developers flock to Philadelphia in advance of WordCamp US.


ONA Philly will host a Solutions Journalism Info Session and Holiday Happy Hour (RSVP) at the Pen and Pencil Club. Come out and meet the team from the Solutions Journalism Network.


The Pen and Pencil Club Philadelphia News Awards will recognize Philadelphia’s “finest reporting, editing and journalism” and says “The evening is fun, informal and full of the best and brightest in Philadelphia news.” You can vote through December 4th, but you must be a P&P member to attend the event. (Join.)

Visit Open Data Philly:

You can search “from 322 datasets that cover all dimensions of Philadelphia” at operndataphilly.org, a catalog of open data in the Philadelphia region. Check out the introductory tutorial videos on the Resources page.

Or follow along with Twitter, Facebook and the Google Group. Submit your datasets for inclusion or promote related projects using the links above.