This website provides neighborhoods a platform to self report and publish their experiences with COVID or other issues a community feel is worthy of reporting on.
There are various ways neighborhood residents can report and be published on this website, based on a person’s ability and interest.
This is for a community members who may not have much experience reporting, but wants to be involved. For this level, the cub reporter (a term for someone new to journalism) will choose from a list of questions in the question bank to answer. It’s not necessary to answer all questions, and these are just ideas. Other information is welcome as well.
Answers can be provided via email, a Google number, a Google form, or a video emailed to us.
For those who are more interested in visuals, we have also provided a list of ideas for visuals to be captured via photos or video. Like the questions in the question bank, It’s not necessary to capture all the things on the list. These are just ideas and we welcome other ideas and images.
Reporters are encouraged to refer to our Mobile & Remote Journalism Toolkit to learn how to use their phones to report.
Instead of focusing on self, the community member’s camera/mic is be pointed at someone else in the community to ask questions from the question bank.
These contributions may also serve as future story ideas for student reporters at Philadelphia Neighborhoods, or other journalism classes at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communications.
For those who wish to become more familiar with the practice of journalism and reporting, we suggest learning more using the following free online educational tools:
- American Press Institute: Journalism Essentials
- EdX: Journalism courses (free)
- Coursera: Journalism courses (free)
- Alison: Journalism courses (free)
- Coursera: Photography Basics and Beyond (free)
- Alison: Introduction to Digital Photography (free)
Upon successful completion, a community member can speak with our editor and gain access to the next set of reporting options.
A community member would be able to partner with a Klein student to co-produce a story, moving toward the ability to produce more traditional journalism.
The ability to independently produce more traditional journalism.