This week: The Reentry Project wins Philadelphia News Award

This week: The Reentry Project wins Philadelphia News Award

• Honored: The Reentry Project wins Philadelphia News Award
• Video: Looking back at #PowerUpReentry
• Philadelphia Assembled exhibit concludes with discussion on art and societal transformations
• New location expected to make RISE more accessible

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: December 15, 2017

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Honored: The Reentry Project wins Philadelphia News Award

The Reentry Project was named best Non-Traditional News Provider of 2017 last night by the Philadelphia News Awards. The awards are presented by the Pen and Pencil Club, the nation’s oldest press club, in Center City Philadelphia.

Project editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky and Jane Von Bergen of The Philadelphia Inquirer accepted the award. The organization was inspired by a discussion between the two early last year.

The honor recognizes contributions to The Reentry Project from more than a dozen collaborating local newsrooms and universities, supporters, project staffers and interns.

Peak Johnson of Billy Penn, who has been telling stories of people returning from incarceration for the past year was nominated as the best Community Reporter of 2017.

Among project collaborators on hand during the event were, from left:
• Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, executive editor of The Philadelphia Citizen,
• Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, project editor for The Reentry Project and director of the Philadelphia Solutions Journalism Collaborative
• Shannon Wink, editor of Billy Penn
• Jane Von Bergen, workplace reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer
• Dominique “Peak” Johnson, Knight Fellow at Billy Penn
• Emily Scott from The Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University

Video: Looking back at #PowerUpReentry

Dozens of volunteers came together in October for #PowerUpReentry: A Digital Solutions Day, a hackathon intended to create tools and services to support people through life after incarceration in Philadelphia. Our partners at PhillyCam produced this video report:

You can also view our slide show and read a recap at WHYY.org.

This week: Help us select our topic for 2018!

This week: Help us select our topic for 2018!

• Help us decide what to report on!
• Ideas we should steal: Participatory defense
• Jay-Z criticizes sentencing of local rapper Meek Mill during concert at Wells Fargo Center

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: December 8, 2017

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Hey Philly: Help us decide what to report on in 2018!

During the next year, The Reentry Project will transform into a broader entity for collaborative reporting on important social issues here in Philly. We’re going to take on a new central topic for 2018 and we want your feedback to help us decide what it should be! Please take a moment to answer the quick, three-question survey below and let us know your thoughts. Thank you!

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In 2018, more than dozen of your local newsrooms and universities will take a step towards rectifying this by collectively reporting on an issue of critical importance to our city from a solutions-oriented perspective. – Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

This week: We need one minute of your time today please

This week: We need one minute of your time today please!

• Do we ask for much? We need one minute of your time today please:
• Redina’s story: A mother’s troubled journey home from prison
• Lessons learned: Hiring ex-offenders pays off, but the workers need help
• The people who care for Philly’s gunshot victims
• This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly?
• What’s the greatest challenge facing returning citizens?
• The problem with probation in Philadelphia: “This thing is bigger than Meek Mill”

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: December 1, 2017

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