Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Serving Communities, Documenting Untold Stories
Join us for the launch of a new series honoring The McLean Contributionship’s long-standing commitment to the field of journalism and supporting access to our Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection. Over the course of this lecture series, we will reflect on the past, present, and future of American journalism, history, and culture. For our inaugural program, we are focusing on Philadelphia Neighborhoods, which is a publication that produces and shares stories about the neighborhoods of Philadelphia and is part of the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab at Klein College of Media and Communication.
About Philadelphia Neighborhoods
For more than a decade, students in Temple's Journalism Department have produced news for and about underserved and underreported communities throughout Philadelphia, publishing their work on the hyperlocal news website, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com. The publication is the culmination of students' coursework, and producing stories for the website trains students in reporting news that is informed by perspectives that rarely make it into news stories published by other outlets. Made in North Philly, Philadelphia Neighborhoods' student journalists bring their journalistic knowledge and sense of public service into neighborhoods throughout the city.
PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com occupies a unique place in Philadelphia's media ecology, publishing on a broad range of issues that affect the lives of communities. These reporters cover issues and communities often neglected by much of the local news media, at the same time producing a record that shows what it means to live in Philadelphia during a time of significant local and national change.
The McLean Contributionship Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Endowed Lecture Series is generously supported by The McLean Contributionship.
All programs are free and open to all, and registration is encouraged.