We have to change the narrative surrounding poverty. Here’s how content can help

Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the nation. What does that mean?

It means more than a quarter of Philadelphians are experiencing poverty, and that 40 percent of those people are trying to break out of deep poverty while earning less than $13,000 per year for a family of four. It means almost half of city residents can’t provide the basics for themselves and their families.

It means we’re in deep trouble and in need of drastic change. Which is why I was eager to dive into the mounds of research Resolve Philly Editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky had done to prepare for the city’s 2018 solutions journalism collaborative.  Resolve Philly is a solutions-oriented news hub built around newsroom collaboration and community engagement. Continue reading We have to change the narrative surrounding poverty. Here’s how content can help

Career change: I no longer work in a newsroom and I’m pretty excited about it

As of January 2018, I no longer work at Billy Penn, the Philly newsroom where I spent the last three-plus years as community manager, managing editor and editor.

There are many things I won’t get into now, including why I’m no longer there, details of my time there and my goals as editor. I need more distance to allow for clarity and to better articulate how I feel. Continue reading Career change: I no longer work in a newsroom and I’m pretty excited about it