Modifier is Resolve Philly’s home for practice change and professional development. We aim to transform the journalism industry by sharing the knowledge of the Resolve team through consulting relationships, workshops, and online resources. The expertise across our team means there are opportunities to work with us on leadership strategy and development, language and framing, collaborative journalism, community engagement, and more. We offer solutions for organizations of all sizes and for individuals seeking a range of skills, from in-person group training to free educational content.
Resolve began consulting informally with newsrooms on our programmatic work and our organizational approach to equity and inclusion in 2019. As demand for the organization’s expertise grew, Cassie and Jean formalized Resolve’s consulting practice. Since early 2021, the co-founders and their team have been supporting journalism organizations across the nation to become the most equitable versions of themselves—both in the work they do and in how they carry out their operations.
Modifier was created in 2022 to combine this growing consulting practice with the professional development work the wider Resolve team has been conducting while its knowledge base expanded. This includes the work of Reframe, our previous initiative devoted to education on language and framing.