Community/Journalist Exchange (CJE): Bridging the Divide

Lead organization: Media, Inequality and Change Center at University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and Rutgers University

Partner organizations: Media Mobilizing Project and The Philadelphia Inquirer Opinion Page


Grant amount: $25,000

Project description: This project will create a series of public dialogues between a diverse group of Philadelphia’s leading journalists and Philadelphia’s leading public advocates from across the political spectrum, in the run-up to local elections.

Why we’re supporting this project: This project’s goal is to host public conversation around topics important to Philadelphians ahead of the municipal elections such as poverty, education, criminal justice, housing, health and climate change. We believe this will make coverage more relevant to communities across the city and will build trust in journalists.