Posted August 4, 2021

Klein College establishes Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting

Students will have more opportunities and resources to develop their skills and produce impactful journalism at the same time. 

Journalism students and faculty working together in a classroom.
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Joseph V. Labolito
The Klein College of Media and Communication has a long history of providing students with many different opportunities to hone their skills on campus and in the community, such as the college’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods capstone. The new center will offer even more ways to prepare for a career in journalism.

Klein College of Media and Communication will soon launch a Center for Urban Investigative Reporting, thanks to a $1.2 million founding grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation of Berkeley, California.

The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Center for Urban Investigative Reporting will focus exclusively on the issues facing Philadelphia and other large American cities, including gun violence; economic inequality; education and health disparities; crumbling infrastructure; and eroding trust in institutions. Through the Logan Center, Klein students and faculty will report aggressively not only on these problems, but on potential solutions, closely examining what has worked well in other cities across the nation and the globe.

Now, Klein students will have more resources to dig beneath the surface of the city's stories. At the same time, according to Klein Dean David Boardman, the Logan Center will aim to redefine investigative reporting so that it is more equitable, inclusive, community-focused and solutions-oriented.

“Through this generous grant, our students will not only graduate with impressive investigative skills, they will be producing important work while they learn,” said Boardman, a former president of the Investigative Reporters and Editors international organization.

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