Listen 29:15 This story also can be experienced as a radio documentary. To listen, click the play button above or download the podcast of this special Nov. 27, 2017 episode of WHYY’s NewsWorks Tonight on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. The story was reported and produced by Katie Colaneri, edited by Sandra Clark and Eugene Sonn.
The sanctuary of Christ Centered Church is a small and spare 65-seater in a storefront in Philly’s Fairhill section, more than packed on Sundays for sermons and Bible studies that empathize with the members’ challenges without excusing the life choices they’ve made.
By now, you’ve probably seen the ads on billboards and buses for – a drug that blocks the effects of alcohol and . But before this marketing blitz, the drug maker took its pitch to places outside the public view: prisons.
Debi Smith is on a mission. It began four years ago, in March 2013, when she dropped her son off at a halfway house in North Philadelphia following his release from state prison. It was supposed to be a short stay. Maurice “Reese” Ingersoll had struggled for years with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
On Monday evening, ONA-Philly is visiting the Department of Journalism at Temple University.
But as it turns out, at least two of the speakers will address issues related to our project.
Prof. Magda Konieczna will discuss how, as mainstream journalism wanes, the innovators behind a group of news nonprofits are attempting to fill the gap by providing the kind of quality information that is essential to our democracy. She will also talk about her book project, which explores the emergent behaviors of sharing and collaboration that allow them to do so.
Konieczna has been researching the reentry collaborative and will focus the final project of her Entrepreneurial Journalism class this semester on sustaining such an organization — using us as a test case.
Prof. Jillian Bauer will discuss why she is teaching a solutions journalism class focused specifically on addiction reporting.
In this special topics course — Covering Addiction Through Solutions Journalism — a large group of students from Temple University’s Department of Journalism in the School of Media and Communication are spending a full semester on in-depth, long-form reporting on addiction solutions.
All are invited!
Monday, March 20, 2017
Temple University Annenberg Hall
2020 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)
Enter from 13th Street; we’ll be in the atrium.