I’m now the managing editor for Billy Penn, and our team is expanding

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Some exciting news: I’m now the managing editor for Billy Penn, the mobile news website I joined pre-launch in 2014.

The new title comes on the heels of a broader announcement for our company — an investment from Gannett that will allow us to hire more positions in Philly and launch new brands in other markets. Continue reading

Billy Penn’s Election Night shared newsroom

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I took this photo as newsroom participants watched Pa. Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's speech.

I took this photo as newsroom participants watched Pa. Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s speech.

Nov. 4, 2014 was easily the most fun and most productive I’ve ever felt on Election Night, and there are two clear reasons for that:

1. I’m working at Billy Penn, a very lean news startup. There’s no room to be unprepared, and all-hands-on-deck basically means looking across a table to communicate with all my colleagues. Having a plan and sticking to it was pretty easy.

2. We hosted a shared newsroom that night. And though it ended up being a historically short midterm gubernatorial election, we had a great time. Continue reading