“Rebuilding the News”, How Did We Get Here and Why?

All great innovations come from an alchemy of the present *built* on the past. If you can tear it apart, see it from multiple perspectives, and observe the feedback loops that feed into the systems that drove you where you are currently, then you have a powerful tool. That’s what makes C.W. Anderson’s “Rebuilding the […]

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Must reading about Kensington at Philly.com

The Inquirer recently wrapped up a series about the struggles faced in Kensington and Philadelphia’s First Congressional District – the 2nd hungriest in the nation: “Hunger in the First”: Alfred Lubrano: “Inquirer spotlight on hunger spurs acts of generosity” Alfred Lubrano: “A struggle to make an honest living” Alfred Lubrano: “Nutritional challenges in a supermarket […]

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Will Bunch: “The day Philly stopped being a joke”

Will Bunch: “The day Philly stopped being a joke”: Everyone said the real problem was that Philadelphia — the nation’s sixth largest city and fourth largest TV market, birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution — was a victim of a strange condition: low civic self-esteem. And what brought that on? […]

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The story in Detroit resembels the story in (some) Philadelphia neighborhoods

Amid industrial devastation and abandonment, low prices, infrastructure, and urban settings are luring new home owners willing to take a chance. That’s the story of Fishtown, Port Richmond, Frankford, and parts of West Philly in Philadelphia. According to the NYTimes, that’s the story of Detroit as well. Here’s to reinvention and believing that when we […]

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