Philadelphia magazine and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists have announced the creation of an annual editorial fellowship aimed at fostering greater opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a journalism career.
The fellowship, which will begin this summer, is open to current college students and those who have graduated within the past year. Applicants must meet one of two criteria: 1) be part of a group under-represented in the journalism profession, or 2) have overcome significant obstacles. Read more »
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WURD Radio and Philadelphia Magazine are pleased to present a joint podcast on social justice, hosted by Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris (activist, journalist, regular contributor to WURD, and the CEO of Techbook Online) and Malcolm Burnley (associate editor at Philly Mag). Read more »
Fabiola Cineas, left, and Claire Sasko
Fabiola Cineas, a former teacher who has written extensively about education, and Claire Sasko, a former Philadelphia magazine intern and recent Temple University graduate, are joining the magazine’s staff, editor Patrick Kerkstra announced today. Read more »
Jim Kenney | Photo by Jeff Fusco
Mayor Jim Kenney today addressed the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at its annual Mayoral Luncheon, discussing issues ranging from strengthening the workforce to making it easier for businesses to set up shop in the city. Here is the complete text of his remarks, as prepared for delivery. Read more »
Photograph by Jauhien Sasnou
Okay, so call us predictable for offering up a compendium of great dates on Valentine’s Day. Call us sentimental, or cheesy, or simple sheeple for caving into the pressures of a holiday designed mainly to keep Hallmark and Teleflora afloat for another year. Call us what you will, but the fact is even now, in the rather unromantic age of Tinder and Free Porn, most of us still yearn from time to time for a little romance. For a little fun. For a little break from the coach, and a chance to connect over something other than Netflix. And so whether V-Day fires up that yearning for you or not, we’ve got you covered with a list of 28 especially great date ideas — from group dates to sporty dates to sexy dates and beyond — that will serve you now and long after all the Valentine’s bouquets have withered away.
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David Gambacorta, left, and Malcolm Burnley.
David Gambacorta, an award-winning Philadelphia Daily News reporter, and Malcolm Burnley, currently a Philadelphia magazine writer at large, are joining the magazine full time, Philly Mag editor Patrick Kerkstra announced today. Read more »
PHILADELPHIA – January 5, 2016 — Metro Corp., publisher of Philadelphia and Boston magazines, today announced a restructuring designed to address the changing media environment and position the company for future growth.
David Lipson, chairman and CEO of Metro Corp., said the changes include new roles for several members of the company and the creation of a new content studio. “Metro Corp. has responded boldly to the changing media landscape in the last few years, particularly with the growth of our digital and events businesses,” he said. “As the world evolves, it is essential that we evolve with it. I strongly believe the changes we’re making will allow us to thrive going forward.” Read more »
Quick show of hands: Is Philadelphia moving in the right direction? In the wrong direction? In circles?
Broadly speaking, that’s the question we’ll be asking this Friday as Philly Mag presents ThinkFest 2015, our fourth annual ideas conference. This is a one-day event featuring some of the most powerful, intriguing and entertaining people in Philly and beyond — from politicos like Governor Tom Wolf and Mayor Michael Nutter to creative forces like Jennifer Weiner, Buzz Bissinger and Abbi Jacobson.
Actually, that’s just scratching the surface on this year’s stellar lineup. Among the other people who’ll appear: Read more »