Last night Broke in Philly won the 2018 Philadelphia News Award for Investigative Work of the Year. We would like to thank the Pen and Pencil Club, all our partners and everyone who voted for us. (Read more.)
Broke in Philly has been nominated for best “Investigative Work of the Year” for the Philadelphia News Awards hosted by the Pen and Pencil Club. If you have enjoyed the collaborative economic justice reporting project involving 21 media outlets and organizations vote now. (Read more.)
“Lessons from Broke in Philly: The benefits and challenges of mass city-wide collaboration among local media outlets” is one of the featured sessions planned for Klein News Innovation Camp this Saturday at Annenberg Hall, at the Klein College of Media and Communication on the main campus at Temple University in North Philadelphia. (map)
Resolve Philadelphia, the organization that brings you Broke in Philly, is proud to announce that we’ve received a grant from the CLEF Listening Fund to underwrite our subscription to Hearken. Hearken is a digital tool that allows news organizations to include the public as a story develops, from conception to publication, resulting in more inclusive, original reporting and helping newsrooms create new revenue streams. We are excited to roll this out among our media partners over the coming months and giving you even better coverage of our focal issues, so stay tuned! (Read more.)
Broke in Philly editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky appeared over the weekend on CBSN, CBS News’ streaming video channel, to discuss the #HighCost of Being Broke series — which launched earlier this month.
The first installment covered banking, transportation, cell phone access, food staples and more, also highlighting solutions, policies or programs or options that help alleviate some of the cost born by those who can least afford to take them on.
From NEXTpittsburgh: The partners include the city’s daily newspapers, public radio station WHYY, Billy Penn, a four-year-old media startup, the Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s longest-running African American newspaper, community news outlets and two academic institutions — Temple University and Allentown, PA’s Muhlenberg College. (Read more.)
Join WURD Radio, The Village of Arts and Humanities, and other community partners for a special two-part edition of “Transmit/Transform,” Thursday July 26th at Bartram’s Gardens, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. (Read more.)
Broke in Philly has compiled a map of resources ranging from Philadelphia Housing Authority sites to financial empowerment centers like the Women’s Opportunities Resources Center throughout the city. BenePhilly Centers, which seek to connect people with benefits like tax preparation, are also on the map. If you’d like to suggest a resource to add to the map, send us a message through the form on our homepage. (Read more.)
From Broke in Philly: Today, we’re announcing two new features on our site: The ear icon [👂🏽] and “We’re Listening” category. All stories that originated with a question, idea or tip from our audience will be tagged and identifiable so that you can make sure we keep up this part of our project. (Read more.)