Meet the new guy, Justin Obendorfer! Justin is a senior looking to graduate in the spring with a bachelor's degree in journalism. His beat is music and although I do not play an instrument, he still loves everything about it. His goal is to find out how local bands and artist develop their style... Continue Reading →
The Off Season Isn’t Hurting the Starr Restaurants of AC
High-volume is what Starr employees expect when they arrive to work each day in Philadelphia. At Starr, and for nearly any restaurant in a city holding over 1.5 million people, you have to expect to be busy at some point. The winters do get slow at times, but the business never is completely "dead," as... Continue Reading →
Animal Intake and Population. Do Not Neglect, Protect!
Jennifer Johnston, Manager of Volunteer Program at the Pennsylvania SPCA, works with the volunteers t the SPCA and really gets things going when it comes to helping and having things run smoothly when an animal comes into the shelter. "At the shelter when you adopt, you really are saving the life of an animal! Each... Continue Reading →
Empowering Individuals To Break The Cycle Of Poverty
Homeless Finding their way to Project Home Erika Hickerson, Case Manager Safe Haven 1 and 2 for Project Home, says there are 18 programs at “Project H.O.M.E, which is a Philadelphia non-profit organizationempowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment, health care, and education.” “We have 18 programs in... Continue Reading →
Let Them Eat Foie!
In the last decade, foie gras, more honestly known as fattened waterfowl liver, has become one of the most controversial yet popular ingredients in restaurant menu items across the country. This fattened duck or goose liver is commonly served pan seared, and it is often used as a spread for breads. It can be found... Continue Reading →
There’s a Train Coming!
This is a map depicting each station that the SEPTA Media/Elwyn train stops at. Being a commuter myself, I take this train regularly to get to and from school. In this map, you will find the names of the stations, the zone of the station, the different city/townships each stop is in, and the exact... Continue Reading →
The Most Expensive and Luxurious Philly Cheesesteak
The city of Philadelphia has over a dozen claims to fame. As one of the busiest and largest cities in the U.S., and known for it's cultural diversity and history, there are infinite things that Philly has to offer. As far as the food department is concerned, there is only one food in the entire... Continue Reading →
The Homeless in Philadelphia: Friends or Enemies?
Michelle Severino is an up and coming photographer in our very own streets of Philadelphia. In accordance to her outstanding photography, Michelle is starting a new venture in life and education: becoming a beat reporter on the homeless in Philadelphia. Michelle seems eager to jump in, but wants to test the waters first. Q. Describe... Continue Reading →
Temple Journalist Gets the Scoop on Starr Restaurants
What's so special about Steven Starr's restaurants? This semester, Temple journalism student Geno Cantell will explore the intricacies of some of Starr's acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants. I sat down with Geno to talk about his upcoming endeavor. Jon Ginsburg: So why did you choose Starr restaurants as your beat? Geno Cantell: I chose Starr restaurants because... Continue Reading →
Beat report assignment details 2015
Your assignment for Jan. 28 is to interview a classmate about their beat and publish a Q&A. Your story should have a compelling and SEO-friendly headline, a strong storytelling lede and a photo of the person you're interviewing. Your role here is as a reporter who has been assigned to interview someone who just began... Continue Reading →