Philly Mag and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists Team Up for Editorial Fellowship

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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 »

LISTEN: Philly Mag and 900AM-WURD Release Social Justice Podcast

MLK photo by the Associated Press

MLK photo by the Associated Press

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 »

Field Guide: The 28 Most Romantic Date Ideas in Philadelphia

Photograph by Jauhien Sasnou

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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Metro Corp. Announces Restructuring

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 »

Michael Nutter and Tom Wolf Are Coming to ThinkFest. Are You?

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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 »

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