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Tom Ferrick joins AxisPhilly as Interim Director and Editor

I’m pleased to report that Tom Ferrick joins AxisPhilly staff today as its Interim Director and Editor. Tom’s main goal will be to help build the news product and assure the continued development of the organization’s ability to produce public affairs reporting.

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AxisPhilly update

I am writing on behalf of the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University to share the following update to the Philadelphia public interest journalism community regarding changes at AxisPhilly.  The board of Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network Inc. has asked CPIJ to lead a restructuring of the AxisPhilly project in light of its inability to raise sufficient second-round funding to support an aggressive initial business model. To facilitate that restructuring, Neil Budde has proposed and the board agreed to eliminate the position of CEO of PPIIN/AxisPhilly.  The board and CPIJ leadership are grateful for Neil’s service in developing the initial plans for AxisPhilly, incorporating and staffing the organization and overseeing significant meaningful reporting, data journalism, and community engagement efforts on a range of topics.

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