At a time when newsrooms across the country are shrinking and trust in news is declining, news organizations and other partners in Philadelphia have been collaborating on reporting initiatives like The Reentry Project and Broke in Philly.
That partnership is due to the work of Resolve Philly, a non-profit focused on collaborative solutions journalism.
The organization recently put out a strategic plan outlining its history, mission, and key priorities for the next five years. As part of that effort, Resolve put out a pretty nifty infographic… and a pretty nifty podcast series called Resolved.
While the podcast is aimed at folks who are already interested in the work Resolve Philly is doing, it also provides an interesting look at the ways the organization is working to leverage the resources of multiple news partners and members of the community to better cover stories that matter.
For example, in the episode on collaboration, we hear from the editor of the Broke in Philly project and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s executive editor about what’s possible when newsrooms work together to tell a bigger story rather than just competing with one another for scoops. And in the episode on community engagement, we hear from Resolve’s community engagement editor about what happens when he talks to Philadelphians about the issues and from Philadelphia’s former mayor about the impact of the Broke in Philly project on changing the narrative about poverty.
The Resolved Podcast is hosted by Resolve Philly co-executive directors Jean Friedman-Rudovsky and Cassie Haynes, and produced by Stephanie Marudas of Kouvenda Media and me. In addition to editing and mixing the audio for the series, I conducted on-site recording sessions for interviews and narration.