Category: Impact

The Reentry Project: We are halfway through our journalistic experiment and there’s lots more to do

Staff and interns from the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University are supporting The Reentry Project, a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of—and solutions to—prisoner reentry in Philadelphia. Here’s an update from the halfway point:

Helping those who are reentering society from prison

The United States has more people with criminal backgrounds than the entire population of France. In Philadelphia, it’s estimated that between 200,000 and 300,000 residents – approximately one in every six of us – has been intimately familiar with a jail cell. One in six.

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What we do at CPIJ:

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fbHere’s the latest look at past and present projects at the Center for Public Interest Journalism

The most recent news is at the top of each group:

OpenDataPhilly.org: Growing faster

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CPIJ hosts visiting officials; honored for poverty reporting collaboration

Above: City of Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski addresses the visitors.

Above: City of Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski addresses the visitors.

Open Data Philly leaders host international guests

Last month, Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia — the region’s international relations organization — requested a meeting between the people behind Open Data Philly and a party of six government and NGO officials visiting through the Open Government Partnership, a part of the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership program.

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On her hopes for the future of public interest journalism: Part Nine with Annette John-Hall

As part of our ongoing series examining how to measure and evaluate impact in public interest news, CPIJ met with Annette John-Hall, former columnist and reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In Part Nine: John-Hall discusses her hopes for the future of public interest journalism. Previously:

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On her proudest moments as a journalist: Part Eight with Annette John-Hall

As part of our ongoing series examining how to measure and evaluate impact in public interest news, CPIJ met with Annette John-Hall, former columnist and reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In Part Eight: John-Hall discusses her proudest moments as a journalist:. Previously:

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