The mission of The Philadelphia Citizen is twofold: to provide deeply reported journalism that emphasizes solutions to advance our region and to actively reignite citizenship in and around Philadelphia. Recognizing that media that chronicles only what’s wrong without considering how to address underlying issues is only doing half a job, The Citizen provides not just facts, but context and remedies. By promoting and supporting Philadelphia’s positive change agents and taking to task the business-as-usual crowd, The Citizen underscores the role that each of us can play in charting Philadelphia’s way forward.
The Philadelphia Citizen offers straightforward prescriptions for ordinary Philadelphians to become more active participants in the life of their city, serving as a one stop shop for civic engagement. In addition to its regularly published web-based content, since 2014, The Citizen has curated a Philadelphia-focused symposium series featuring established and emerging thought-leaders interacting with a young, diverse, ultra-engaged audience.
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You can start voting in-person on Tuesday, September 29! In an announcement on Wednesday, Commissioner Lisa Deeley said that the satellite election offices (SEOs) will be opening on a rolling basis, with the first seven debuting on September 29. That means starting September 29, voters will be able to drop off their mail-in ballots in-person … Continue reading Get Ready to Start Voting
When NBA players staged an impromptu wildcat strike last month after police shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times, the conventional wisdom took hold. Forbes called the collective action “unprecedented,” and noted that “when players take a stand, they have the ability to win.” “This is a universally unique day in history and in … Continue reading Did LeBron Choke?
Last week, we came face to face with the ol’ Philly Shrug. The day after 55 shots rang out on a Spring Garden playground, killing two, we found the mayor and City Council president holding a press conference…about President Trump. To them, it was just another day in Philly, where the murder rate, year over … Continue reading What Failed Leadership Looks Like