Meetup: Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative

The Philadelphia chapter of the Online News Association will host an info session on January 25th with the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative, a new project focused on challenges and solutions related to prisoner reentry in the Philadelphia region.

This event will take place at the Pen and Pencil Club and is open to all interested members of the journalism community. (Must be 21+. Find the P&P.)

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Get to know the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017, 7:00 PM
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About the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative:

Philadelphia faces one of largest-scale reentry problems in the nation. Each year, tens of thousands of citizens return to the city from prison or jail. The challenges these returning citizens face after incarceration are myriad — from employment to housing, from resisting recidivism to expunging criminal records — and the Collaborative’s goal is to bring them to the fore of our diverse readership.

The Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative project is a citywide journalism effort, supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, which addresses the issues of reentry in the Philadelphia region by looking at them through the framework of how problems are being addressed, and which ideas and models show promise based on evidence and data.<more info>

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Photojournalists: Attend Philadelphia’s annual Photo Night Spectacular

Philadelphia's annual Photo Night Spectacular
The submission deadline has now passed, but Philadelphia region’s photojournalism community is invited to join with members of the Pen and Pencil Club to attend the annual Photo Night Spectacular presentation, curated by Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News photojournalist David Maialetti.

The event takes place on Wednesday, January 18th at 8 p.m. but you should arrive early if you would like a seat because there has been a full house in recent years. (Find the P&P.)

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Next award? Temple DNC News needs your help!

tdncStudents from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication worked for news outlets around the country last summer as producers, reporters, photographers and editors covering the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The team already came out on top in one professional competition, honored with an Editor and Publisher EPPY Award for Best Social Media / Crowd Sourcing (under 1 million monthly visitors. CNN won in the larger division).

Now, The Temple DNC News Bureau has been nominated for a Philadelphia News Award as the Best Non-Traditional News Provider of 2016 by the Pen and Pencil, the nation’s oldest press club.

But we need your help to win!

Online voting is fun, easy and open to the public.

Go to:

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on December 15th!

Thank you!

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Latest Barcamp News Innovation was also the biggest


The School of Media and Communication at Temple University recently hosted the eighth annual Barcamp News Innovation, Philadelphia’s annual one-day “un-conference” on the future of news, at Annenberg Hall on October 15th.

A record crowd of 175 journalists, students and other media makers attended the event, which was organized by our friends at Technically Media.

Sessions covered a broad spectrum of topics, including:

• Solutions Journalism in Practice, with Jean Friedman-Rudovsky of the Solutions Journalism Network,
• What’s happening to objectivity in 2016, with Daniel Victor and Michael Gold of the New York Times, and…
• New Engagement Strategies: Snapchat Discover, with Dave Cole of the Wall Street Journal.

This year’s lunchtime keynote was a “Power Roundtable” of national leaders, including Greg Linch of The McClatchy Company, Jess Estepa of National Geographic, Emily McManus of and Michael Gold from New York Times. This year’s food went to the next level too.

ICYMI – Here’s a look back:

New more? Digital Marketer and Independent Journalist Seth Goldstein generously compiled and shared every tweet using our hashtag: #BCNI16


• 5 lessons you missed from our 8th annual Barcamp News Innovation unconference – Philly
• Recap of Barcamp News Innovation 2016 – Christopher Wink
• Rambling report from BCNI 2016 – Emily McManus on Medium
• Barcamp News Innovation 2016 – Review Part I | PurpleCar
• BCNI16 Review Part II | PurpleCar
• WHIP – BarCamp News Innovation Conference

Photos at top of page by Christopher Wink

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Solutions Journalism Network Q&A: Register now to attend free panel

How We Do It: Top Editors on Solutions Coverage

Solutions journalism is becoming a go-to for media outlets nationwide who are seeking to energize their newsrooms, increase accountability, and engage and increase their audiences. But how exactly does this work on a daily basis? This Solutions Journalism Network Q&A is a chance to hear from — and ask your questions of — four experienced sojo reporters and editors.

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