Guest Commentary: Local News Matters

What do a historic muckraker, the corruption trial of Johnny Doc, and the long arc of justice in Philadelphia have in common? A robust local newspaper

By Anthony Green

Keeping Local Media Afloat

Today, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism granted The Philadelphia Citizen — and 16 other local media organizations — beaucoup funds to sustain and grow

By Lauren McCutcheon

Stop Feeding the Polarization Beast

A Shippensburg politics professor has an important message for anyone who cares about American democracy

By Alison Dagnes

Guest Commentary: Urban Doom Loop … Really?

A story in the Wall Street Journal last week singled Philly out for having an empty office district. The head of the Center City District wonders: Do facts even matter anymore?

By Paul R. Levy

Meet the Philadelphia Documenters

Resolve Philly introduces a Chicago-born program to make sure everyone knows what’s going on in city meetings. Transparency and jobs ensue.

By Courtney DuChene

Seriously? Now Drag Racing is a … Hobby?

Hey, Inquirer: Philly’s latest tragic example of antisocial disorder ought to be called out for what it is

By Larry Platt

News Youse Use

A new survey of more than 1,500 Philadelphians sheds light on what people really want from local media. (Spoiler alert: The Citizen does a lot of it!)

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Verify the News

A long-time university president believes the general public could use a crash course in fact-checking — and that news itself can be the teacher

By Elaine Maimon