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Lauren McCutcheon is a Philadelphia writer and editor committed to creating accessibility, equity and community through journalism. She’s been on the editorial staff of Philadelphia magazine and the Philadelphia Daily News, and directed special projects at Mighty Writers.

As deputy editor at The Citizen, she supports contributors in creating impactful stories about people and ideas with the power to make Philadelphia a safer, fairer, more prosperous and altogether happier place.

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Stories by Lauren McCutcheon:

Watch: The Future of the Philadelphia Office

An event last week explored the ways companies balance worker and business needs — and how Center City can thrive in our new norm

By Lauren McCutcheon

Why The New School Year Offers Reasons for Hope

Educators on how the school year that starts today in Philly could be one that makes the new normal better than normal

By Lauren McCutcheon

WATCH: Project Save Democracy with Ali Velshi

At a Citizen event this week, the MSNBC anchor talked about Ukraine, democracy, empathy — and what we all need to do to save our democracy

By Lauren McCutcheon

Citizen of the Week: Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez

The director of progressive, accessible childcare centers is on a mission to provide opportunities for children and adults — including through a new teacher apprenticeship program starting this week

By Lauren McCutcheon

Citizen Recap: Higginbotham Mural Paint Day

Heat couldn’t keep West Philadelphia neighbors away from contributing to a legacy public work of art

By Lauren McCutcheon

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The MSNBC anchor speaks with Mark Twain scholar Matthew Seybold about the still-scandalous American classic

By Lauren McCutcheon

How to End the Endless Fuss Over FDR Park

The plan for Philadelphia’s largest neighborhood park has prompted a contentious fight, South Philly style. Could the answer be as simple as a walk in the park?

By Lauren McCutcheon

Watch: Citizen Book Club with Dan Pfeiffer

The author, podcaster and political insider spoke to a Philadelphia Citizen audience about uniting America by telling the truth.

By Lauren McCutcheon