A Tipsheet on Interviewing Private Citizens

A year ago, I started with a blank slate as Resolve Philly’s inaugural fellow. To kick off the year-long, part-time fellowship program, I chose a project that explored deeper a topic that Resolve had already taught me so much about: the interactions between journalists and Philadelphia residents. Prior to beginning as Resolve’s fellow, I had followed and learned from its Equally Informed Philly, Broke in Philly, and Community Engagement team initiatives throughout my time as a journalism and ec

News Product Kit — News Product Alliance

The rise of product roles and product teams in news organizations is a shift toward operationalizing the product mindset and practice within the news industry. Yet news product roles and the news product concept are still novel in many news organizations, and where these are not new, the product practice can vary from one team or organization to another. Product Kit is a growing catalog of practical guides for product strategy, product research, and product development in news organizations. Th

Video: Residents and reporters discuss journalism, community, and collaboration

The 2022 WHYY Neighbors and Newsrooms Summit was held virtually on January 26 and featured a series of conversations between residents and reporters about journalism, community, and collaboration. The virtual event, presented by WHYY’s News and Information Community Exchange (N.I.C.E) was moderated by WHYY’s Managing Editor for Community and Engagement, Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris. The Neighbors and Newsrooms Summit – which is rooted in the belief that our audience can also be our co

Can student journalists and local media collaborations work together? Here’s what we learned

Collaborative reporting doesn’t always feel instinctive. Especially in a university environment where the student media organizations are isolated in different buildings across campus with little history of working together. But, working together can push journalists to pool their individual strengths and create more informative and multidimensional storytelling. In tandem with Resolve Philadelphia, a Philadelphia media resource nonprofit leading the Broke in Philly news collaborative, four st

Mapping Assets a Community Might Not Know It Has

So what do you do when you’re a university news outlet and you are supposed to come out with your annual special-issue Bar Guide – but profiles of local bars during a pandemic don’t seem quite right? In the case of Temple News at Temple University in Philadelphia, you pivot and instead do a different COVID-related story. I share this effort here because I think their idea is replicable for university-licensed public radio stations across the country. Moreover, it’s one of two asset-mapping ide

Klein’s Partnership with Resolve’s Broke in Philly Lays Foundations for Collaborative Work

Student journalists at Klein College of Media and Communication have been producing professional-quality work for years. Reporters at student news outlets such as WHIP, Temple Update and The Temple News are well-acquainted with covering city-wide issues from a student perspective, and so it is no surprise that these outlets and Klein have entered a partnership with Resolve Philly's Broke in Philly project. Under this agreement, student reporters worked collaboratively across outlets as well as w

The Temple News and Philadelphia Neighborhoods Win 19 Keystone Student Media Awards

On March 15, 2022, the winners of the 2022 Keystone Student Media Awards were announced, and many Temple University student journalists are still celebrating the success of The Temple News and Philadelphia Neighborhoods across several categories for a total of 19 awards. The Temple News earned 12 of those, which is the highest number earned by a single publication in the Division I category this year. The awards are a statewide competition where schools compete in divisions based on their numbe

Resolve Philly and Journalism Department Bring Student Reporters Together with Their Very Own Sound Off

With the spring semester ending and the summer months stretching out before student's eyes, the uncertainty around how long shelter-in-place guidelines might last are taking a toll on students already balancing the demands of school, reporting as a student journalist, and simple survival. While classes and professional development workshops do not often provide space for more personal discussions, students and student reporters are also without the public forums of campus newsrooms and Annenberg