About RESOLVE Philly
Resolve Philly is a new hub for the city’s general interest, community and ethnic newsrooms to produce collaborative solutions reporting and community engagement on urgent social challenges.
Resolve emerged from a 2016 initiative by the Solutions Journalism Network to catalyze sustained solutions reporting on prisoner reentry, a critical issue facing the city. Over the last year, The Reentry Project with its 15 newsroom partners – including the Philadelphia Media Network and WHYY as well as community and ethnic media such as PhillyCam, WURD and El Sol – have reported and broadcast approximately 200 stories, bringing a topic previously on the margins to, literally, the front pages.
Mission of RESOLVE Philly
Everyday there is ample local reporting on issues connected to economic inequality. Yet there is almost nothing that does what we will do: take a clear, hard look at what works to help ensure greater economic security, and what doesn’t. We aim to shift the dominant narrative on poverty by examining its complex causes and highlighting creative approaches that show promise. Above all, we seek to elevate the voice of those with lived experiences and to explore the agency that exists within low-income communities to bring about change in their own lives. Resolve will also gather information on what’s working elsewhere, bringing reporting home on successful models, programs, and policies that could be implemented locally.
Call for help!
Logo design for RESOLVE Philly
- We are looking for a logo that centers on the word resolve and philly is a minor part. People are also interested in having the “solve” part pop out in some way the tagline will be "Solutions journalism serving the Philadelphia region"
Logo design for BROKE in Philly
- BROKE in Philadelphia” is the name of our economic justice reporting project for this year. The tagline will probably be something like: Our economic reality—and where we go from here
- Jean is ready to collaborate via email and/or phone, as need (info below)
- Logo proposals can also be sent via email
from Jean, the project contact
I have no palette preferences at this point. But something that doesn’t totally clash with our existing reentry project logo would be helpful, since they will sometimes been seen together. Also, let’s not choose any color that is the main color for any of our partners
The “Resolve” part of Resolve Philly is more important to me. I want to be referring colloquially to the org as just Resolve so I’d love the design to represent that.
As I mentioned below, there was some interest in our group for the “solve” part of the word “resolve" to somehow stand out (maybe different color?) I’m opening to see options along these lines, if the designers think that’s a good idea, but I am not wedded to this.
For Broke in Philadelphia — similarly to Resolve — I’d like the word Broke to really pop.