Solutions journalism serving the Philadelphia region

Our Team

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Founding Executive Director
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky is a Philadelphia native and is passionate about journalism’s vital role in creating a fair and just society. She founded Resolve Philadelphia in 2018, with the hope that sustained collaborative and solutions oriented reporting will help bring about a more enganged, informed, and inspired city. During 2017, she was the project editor of The Reentry Project, Resolve’s pilot initiative, which focused on the challenges of–and solutions to–prisoner reentry. Prior to that, Jean was an award-winning freelance journalist, spending more than a decade reporting from the Global South and specializing in longform investigative and solutions pieces. She’s a Vice Magazine contributing editor and has been published in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others. She currently lives in Mt. Airy.

Follow Jean on twitter @jeannyfr. You can use this website’s contact form to be in touch with her directly.

Current media partners:

Billy Penn

City & State PA



Klein College of Media and Communication

Muhlenberg College


Next City

ParaTiMujer Radio Program

The Philadelphia Citizen

Philadelphia Media Network

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook

The Philadelphia Tribune

Philatinos Radio


Philly Weekly


WURD Radio


El Zol Philly