joins collaborative reporting project Broke in Philly - Philly


Jul. 31, 2018 12:59 pm joins collaborative reporting project Broke in Philly is teaming up with Generocity and 19 other newsrooms in an effort to spotlight potential solutions to Philly's poverty crisis.

More than a quarter of the city’s 1.5 million residents are experiencing poverty.

(Photo courtesy of Cory Popp)

Poverty in Philadelphia is the intractable elephant in the room. We are stubbornly poor. It’s a major problem. Yet there are solutions in various corners of the city — and those elsewhere worth importing — that need more attention.

That’s why is proud to announce its membership in the Broke in Philly collaborative reporting project, a group effort from 19 local organizations to cover economic mobility and potential solutions to Philly’s poverty crisis.

Broke in Philly editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky outlined the goals of the project earlier this year:

BROKE will take a clear, hard look at what works to help ensure greater economic security for residents of our region, and what doesn’t. We aim to explore poverty’s complex causes and highlight creative approaches that show promise in its alleviation. We will ask questions such as: What’s working in Philly to alleviate poverty and further economic security for all? What has been tried and failed—and what can we learn from that? How are other cities increasing economic equity and what are some lessons for Philadelphia?

What does that mean for Philly’s premier tech publication? Expect reporting on the city’s workforce development efforts and attempts to involve the local tech community. Expect continued reporting on the digital divide and its socioeconomic ramifications. Expect a reporting trip to New Mexico by reporter Roberto Torres to explore how Albuquerque is looking to shrink the skills gap in tech hiring.

Have economic-justice issues you think we should explore? Send us story ideas here.


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Here’s the full list of participating organizations:

  • Billy Penn
  • City & State PA
  • FunTimes
  • Generocity
  • Klein College of Media and Communication
  • Muhlenberg College
  • NBC10/Telemundo62
  • Next City
  • ParaTiMujer Radio Program
  • The Philadelphia Citizen
  • Philadelphia Media Network
  • The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
  • The Philadelphia Tribune
  • Philatinos Radio
  • PhillyCAM
  • Philly Weekly
  • PlanPhilly
  • WURD Radio
  • WHYY
Projects: Broke in Philly
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