The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree can be daunting. To help support journalists who cover the courts, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, Temple University Beasley School of Law, and Klein College of Media and Communication have developed a one-day intensive program on the court system geared toward journalists and others in the media who have little experience covering the courts or who want to be sure they are on top of all the current issues.
The Center for Public Interest Journalism contributes operational support to Broke in Philly, a new citywide reporting collaborative focused on economic justice in Philadelphia, the poorest big city in America.
And now you can read the inaugural edition of their free email newsletter: This Week at Broke in Philly.
For the past decade, Philadelphia has been unable to shake its notorious distinction as the poorest big city in the U.S . More than a quarter of the city’s residents are experiencing poverty, meaning a family of four earns less than $25,100 per year.