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$250K Knight Foundation grant will help grow this tool for journalists everywhere media

Jul. 27, 2017 9:00 am

$250K Knight Foundation grant will help grow this tool for journalists everywhere

DocumentCloud, cofounded by Philly-based journalist Aron Pilhofer, will be finding its path to sustainability from Temple University's Klein College.
Open Data Philly, Media Mobilizing Project up for Philadelphia News Awards media

Nov. 30, 2016 7:45 am

Open Data Philly, Media Mobilizing Project up for Philadelphia News Awards

The two groups are in the running for Best Non-Traditional News Provider of the Year.
#SEPTAstrike is transit reporter Jim Saksa’s big moment. And his Twitter got hacked media

Nov. 3, 2016 3:31 pm

#SEPTAstrike is transit reporter Jim Saksa’s big moment. And his Twitter got hacked

Minutes after getting his account verified, it was taken down by some dude named @FamousSteveAf. Dang.
150 leaders in online journalism will be in Philly this Saturday for #bcni16 media

Oct. 10, 2016 10:15 am

150 leaders in online journalism will be in Philly this Saturday for #bcni16

Technically Media is hosting the eighth annual Barcamp News Innovation unconference on Saturday, Oct. 15. If you want to get excited about today's media moment, this is the place to be.
Can the city lead the region’s innovation future? business

Apr. 2, 2014 12:30 pm

Can the city lead the region’s innovation future?

In the 1990s, Philadelphia tech business was all happening in the suburbs. Today, the city has taken the lead in energy, and it's a trend seen across nation. But can Philadelphia's momentum last?
Should Pennsylvania lure video game developers with tax credits? [feature] creative

Mar. 10, 2014 12:30 pm

Should Pennsylvania lure video game developers with tax credits? [feature]

For the last five years, a group of fledgling video game developers have tried to lure big game studios to Philadelphia. Many have moved to build their own small teams, but new proposed state tax benefits have revived the conversation. Is this what Philadelphia gamers need?
State of MOOCs: how free online college learning challenges higher education access

Dec. 23, 2013 12:30 pm

State of MOOCs: how free online college learning challenges higher education

The question is whether this inevitable and exciting step toward wider access will disrupt higher education in unforeseen ways.
‘It’s not illegal for me to grab you’: video of Philly cops’ stop and frisk civic

Oct. 14, 2013 10:30 am

‘It’s not illegal for me to grab you’: video of Philly cops’ stop and frisk

Philadelphia's stop-and-frisk policy was the subject of a 2010 class action lawsuit that accused the city of racial profiling. As part of the settlement, the city agreed to create an electronic database where it would store data about every pedestrian stop the police made.
2/3 of DreamIt Ventures Philly startups are no longer in the city business

Sep. 30, 2013 12:30 pm

2/3 of DreamIt Ventures Philly startups are no longer in the city

DreamIt Ventures has spent the last five years developing one of the country's best-respected early-stage high tech startup acceleration programs. It set out with a goal of helping startups get off the ground. Now it's set its sights on another problem: how to keep its startups in the region.
What happens to OpenDataPhilly now? civic

Sep. 18, 2013 10:30 am

What happens to OpenDataPhilly now?

Since launching as the country's first community-driven local public data catalog during Philly Tech Week 2011, OpenDataPhilly has served as a bedrock for the city's civic hacking movement. Just two years later, its future is uncertain again.

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