Journalism partnership seeking solutions to prisoner reentry challenges

The Center for Public Interest Journalism provides operational support to the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative. Five Temple journalism students are participating as interns and one class is collaborating.

Local journalists get to know the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative

Journalists from leading Philadelphia newsrooms gathered recently at the nation’s oldest press club to learn about an innovative new reporting project addressing one of the nation’s most intractable challenges: prisoner reentry. The Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative launched late last year, bringing together a broad spectrum of news organizations to examine evidence-based responses to challenges facing local citizens returning from incarceration.

Nieman Journalism Lab took a look at the project shortly after launch last fall: In Philly, news orgs are teaming up to cover problems (and solutions) around prisoner reentry

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ONA Philly event: What’s new at Temple Journalism?

From the Philadelphia chapter of the Online News Association:

Temple University has long been a major force in Philadelphia’s journalism community. Come hear what’s new.

The Department of Journalism at Temple has added a new crop of professors to their esteemed faculty in recent years and we’ve got a few of them lined up to discuss their work: Jillian Bauer, Magda Konieczna and Aron Pilhofer.

Monday, March 20, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
Temple University Annenberg Hall
2020 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)
Enter from 13th Street; we’ll be in the atrium.

This series of brief talks will be followed with plenty of time leftover for questions and to socialize. Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Some of us may also to retire to the nearby Draught Horse after the event.

All are invited but it would be helpful if you would RSVP here: Lightning talks: What’s new at Temple Journalism? – ONA Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) | Meetup

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Free second-level solutions journalism workshop upcoming at Temple University Center City

Meet colleagues, ask questions and get ready to put your solutions journalism training into practice.

This workshop will be led by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Philadelphia coordinator for the Solutions Journalism Network.

Join us February 1st at 6:30 p.m. at Temple University Center City.

More info and RSVP link:

SJN Story Workshop Session (Philly)

Have you attended a Solutions Journalism training, but need some help formulating a solutions pitch or carrying-out the reporting? Or are you eager for a space to talk through SJ story ideas? Join us! Open to anyone who’s completed an in-person SJN core workshop or online webinar.

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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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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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