I am co-director of philadelphianeighborhoods.com, which is a local website in Philadelphia. We cover the neighborhoods that the legacy media really don’t. What was really impressive today was a story we had in Kensington, a neighborhood in North Philly, where a housing scam has occurred that targeted non-English speakers. The reporter, John Titlow, did a great job of reporting the story, which appears at http://bit.ly/ebFHTv. The story focuses on how many people apparently were cheated, including a number of Hispanics. The story also includes the original story on the scam.
The Philadelphia Daily News did a solid investigation in 2009, but the last update was in January. See the story here at http://bit.ly/e1Weaa
I contacted one of our partners, Al Dia, a prominent Hispanic newspaper, which alerted its Hispanic readers to the issue at http://bit.ly/foU7oA
This cooperation and this story are why I became a journalist. I am proud of John, Al Dia and the Temple University Department of Journalism. It was a good day!