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The eight steps we took—from choosing a neighborhood and a name to gathering news sources and picking a send time—before launching a weekly newsletter to the residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood called Fishtown.
In August of last year, the Lenfest Local Lab and The Philadelphia Inquirer launched the first in a series of hyperlocal newsletters. The project, supported by Google’s GNI Innovation Challenge, is a collaborative experiment exploring smart ways that a publisher could scale hyperlocal newsletters across a region by using elements of curation, automation, collaboration and monetization at a neighborhood level.
Today many regional local news organizations, including…
Last week in The Hook, I asked subscribers to submit photos and a short blurb about how they plan to safely stay connected with others during the holidays. You can read that edition here.
The holidays are a hectic time — people forget to take photos, some may not want their celebrations in a newsletter or they may not have seen the call-out because it was cut off for subscribers using Gmail, making it difficult to see.
I wanted to still highlight how our team stayed safely connected with friends and family over Thanksgiving.
Below are some photos of how…
Don Allen, a Fishtown resident, watched dozens of men roam parts of the neighborhood with weapons in June after the city saw demonstrations following the death of George Floyd. The men clashed with residents and assaulted at least two people.
“It just seemed to be getting really out of hand with everything, the emotional climate seemed to be rising higher and keeps getting hotter and hotter,” he said. “And it just really got to a point to me where it just really upset me to the point where I was like, ‘Something needs to be done.’ I don’t know what…
Johnny Myers, a University City resident, looking to move to Fishtown, asked The Hook:
“One issue that’s important to me is good bicycle infrastructure and safe bike lanes. I’m wondering if Fishtown has had conversations around building better bike infrastructure & bike lanes?”
Editor’s Note: Questions are lightly edited for brevity and clarity.
Thank you for the question, Johnny. I do not ride a bike, but I checked in with two residents who ride in the area and promote safe bicycling infrastructure to help answer your question.
Denis Devine, a Fishtown resident and bike-safety advocate, wants people interested in bicycling…