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September 26, 2019; Philadelphia Magazine

The challenges faced by local news entities are well known. The Knight Foundation and the Lenfest Institute’s combined efforts to reignite the industry have been a topic of ongoing interest at NPQ, and last week’s award provides a glimpse of the creativity within the journalism field that could provide a path forward—both in Philadelphia and nationally.

The three grants to Resolve Philadelphia, Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, and the Philadelphia Inquirer aim to support “new models for local journalism while ensuring that news organizations have the necessary technology and community engagement skills to successfully serve Philadelphia’s diverse communities,” acco