Church provides support for formerly incarcerated

A Fairhill church is redemption central for ex-offenders

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.

Affect of Vivitrol still unknown for people receiving addiction treatment after incarceration

Pa. prisons offering inmates addiction treatment on their way out, but is it working?

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.

State halfway houses undergoing attempts at reform

Fixing an Urban Housing Crisis That Most People Can’t See

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.

Join us; its free! ..Seeking solutions Monday evening at Temple Journalism

In January, the Philadelphia chapter of the Online News Association got together to get to know Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative.

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

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

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!

What’s new at Temple Journalism?

Monday, March 20, 2017
6:00 PM

Temple University Annenberg Hall
2020 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)

Enter from 13th Street; we’ll be in the atrium.