On To Year Three!

September 9, 2013 |  by  |  Buzz  | 

 

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The Hidden City Daily launched two years ago, on September 7, 2011, as a program of Hidden City Philadelphia. Today, we begin our third year of publishing top-rate journalism, reportage, and public history for you–a monthly readership that has steadily grown to over 50,000 people. Our heartfelt thanks go to you, dear reader, for your passion, interest, and intelligence. We hope to match it on these pages every day.

And we hope to match the wonder and excitement generated by the 2013 Hidden City Festival through daily reporting and a slate of events and tours Peter Woodall is organizing this fall and winter, to be announced shortly.

Of course, time brings changes. In the past year, we’ve continued to add to our impressive roster of contributors. Christopher Mote, whose reporting on several preservation hot spots has led the field, has been promoted to staff writer. Brad Maule, the originator of the built environment website format (at least in Philadelphia), has joined us as co-editor. Brad’s writing and photography has been turning heads in Philadelphia and beyond. A few months ago in recognition of our analytic journalism on real estate development, architecture, and historic preservation, the Hidden City Daily was accepted into the Investigative News Network, an association of public-minded journalism outfits around the country.

You’ll see changes to our masthead (as suggested by the image above), shifts in format to make the website easier to read in any medium, and a new series of investigative articles on the hidden systems of urban development in Philadelphia.

Next week, we’ll have more about the Daily’s place in Philly journalism: what you can expect from us as a news source and what we’ll need from you to keep producing. In two of the most destabilizing and deflating years in the history of the contemporary press, the Daily has proven the need and the desire for top flight reporting and photography. All accomplished with the able hand of our contributors and made possible by our members, supporters, and readers. Here’s to year three!

About the author

Nathaniel Popkin is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including the forthcoming Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (Temple Press) and a novel, Lion and Leopard (The Head and the Hand Press). He is the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."



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