With The Lenfest Institute’s support, The Philadelphia Inquirer continues to develop and incorporate new technology and digital products to better reach audiences. It has also focused on creating new community-focused news coverage that uplifts the voices of those traditionally overlooked by journalists.
The Lenfest Institute supports The Inquirer as it continues to develop and incorporate new technology and digital products to better reach audiences. It has also focused on creating new community-focused news coverage that uplifts the voices of those traditionally overlooked by journalists.
A More Perfect Union
“A More Perfect Union” is a special project from The Inquirer that examines the institutions that formed the cornerstones of our democracy and society, linking them directly to ongoing harm against Philadelphians living today.
Initial chapters have included interrogations of the media, culture, suburbia, incarceration, and more.
Communities & Engagement Desk
Organizations like The Philadelphia Inquirer must equitably meet the news and information needs of diverse communities by being a strong partner and supporter of collaborative journalism. As a result, The Inquirer launched the Communities & Engagement Desk to elevate community voices. The desk focuses on amplifying diverse voices and strengthening relationships with communities throughout the Philadelphia area.
The Future Of Work
The Future of Work was a yearlong project on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the nature of employment in our region.
With support from The William Penn Foundation, The Inquirer produced solutions-based reporting on equitable economic recovery and job creation in the Philadelphia region
Researchers from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication conducted an independent audit of The Inquirer’s news coverage. The study provided a comprehensive, quantitative, and qualitative look at The Inquirer’s representation of different races, genders, and geographies in its news coverage and its news team. The content audit is informing The Inquirer’s continued work to ensure that its coverage is more representative.
The Institute’s work with The Inquirer is entirely supported by philanthropic efforts. You can make a tax-deductible donation to support equitable, high-impact journalism here.