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The Philadelphia Journalism Collaborative

The Philadelphia Journalism Collaborative (PJC) is a partnership of 29 local newsrooms focusing on issues that affect the daily lives of Philadelphia residents.

We are dedicated to bridging the divide between communities and journalists, and increasing community-centered, solutions-based journalism that promotes inclusivity and equity in news reporting.


Stories From Our Newsroom Partners

Community garden in Philly

Second-generation Latiné gardeners navigate urban challenges

Jardin comunitario en Filadelfia

Jardineros Latines de segunda generación navegan por los desafíos urbanos

Image of three latine gardeners working in a community garden

Growing cultural inclusion: How to help Latine-focused community gardens

Foto de jardineros en un jardin comunitario de Filadelfia

Cómo ayudar a que los jardines comunitarios enfocados en latines florezcan

Photo from Temple's Re-Entry Job Fair

‘Fair chance’ hiring helps formerly incarcerated people find work

Iris Brown, a contributing member of NSNP, is pictured in a community garden in Philadelphia.

Digging into Philadelphia’s Latine community gardens

Recycling at Rabbit Recycle.

Four Ways to Improve Recycling in Philly

Brianna Swan (left), John Carr (center), and Madelyn Morrison (right). Carr and Morrison work together in a Train-to-Trainer program at the Attic Center to make communities better. Photo by Tezarah Wilkins.

ATTIC Youth Center and PhillyBOLT Invest In Youth to Future-Proof Philly

Photo reads, "On April 22nd, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Grants Pass V. Johnson, a case that could determine if unhoused people can be punished for sleeping outside.

When you’re unsheltered, the public in ‘public safety’ doesn’t include you

Recycled art

Is My Recycling Being... Recycled?

School Safety officer, Kevin Rosa gives an 11th grader a shape-up in a professional chair.

School Groups De-escalate Youth Violence by Meeting Students Where They Are

A piece of cardboard that reads, "Everyone should have a home."

Bars to Belonging: Overcoming the Housing Crisis Facing Returning Citizens

Nate Riley, resident of the Logan neighborhood in Philadelphia

Block captains hope cleanups will keep streets safe from gun violence

Su'Layah Williams, 1, was allegedly kicked to death in a West Philadelphia home where the city's Department of Human Services had placed her.

DHS took a 1-yr-old from mother but the girl was then kicked to death

Clockwise from top left are Philadelphia addresses that have Keystone Opportunity Zone tax abatements: 2275 Bridge St., 225 N. 38th St., 3400 Market St., and 3800-14 Market St. Developers that benefit from Keystone Opportunity Zones are supposed to be providing alternative revenue to the city school district, along with work and career-related opportunities for students. But on the whole, that’s not happening as promised.

Philly tax break program fails to deliver hoped-for benefits to students

Students in graduation attire

Building Hope in Philadelphia Neighborhoods Under Siege - MindSite News

Vaughn Jackson, who adopted Zaveonte Winn, left, and his brother, Xavier, at their home in Philadelphia in 2021. Tyger Williams / File Photograph

Philly still keeps the benefits of foster care youths despite a 2022 law

Schuylkill Yards, artist's rendering. Credit: Brandywine Realty

What to know about the state tax break that keeps causing controversy


How El Paso Residents Saved This Historic Neighborhood

On Being Biracial Podcast Social Media Promotion Graphic

‘On Being Biracial’ broadens the narrative on racial identity

reentry resources screenshot

PA 211 Helpline: An Under-Sourced ‘Resource’ for Returning Citizens

Home of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards in D.C. as seen in 2008, when it was known as the Verizon Center. (Wikimedia Commons)

What it took to build a basketball arena in the middle of D.C.’s Chinatown

reentry resources screenshot

Línea de ayuda PA 211: un 'recurso' insuficiente para los ciudadanos que re

More from the Philadelphia Journalism Collaborative

Our Kids

A journalism project that covers the foster care system with focus on input from the community.

A History of Collaborative Reporting at Resolve

Resolve is well known for its successful collaborative reporting projects. Learn more here.

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