Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill Local Remains a Vital Part of Northwest Community

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill Local Remains a Vital Part of Northwest Community

Since its inception in 1958, The Chestnut Hill Local newspaper has served neighborhoods in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, covering smaller-scale news stories pertaining to the local community, rather than the entire city. “The Chestnut Hill Local started off as the newsletter of the community association and then morphed into an independent newspaper,” said Larry […]

 

Center City: Billy Penn & A New Wave of Media

Center City: Billy Penn & A New Wave of Media

In October, City Paper, one of Philadelphia’s alternative weekly newspapers, ceased operations. A month later, a hefty round of layoffs were announced at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com. In the face of shut downs and layoffs, a new wave of media continues to thrive despite the constant changes seen in traditional media. Some of those […]

 By Talia Leggieri

North Central: Local Newspaper Guy is the Friend on the Corner

North Central: Local Newspaper Guy is the Friend on the Corner

Like he does almost every day, Jimmie Thomas sat at his corner spot around 5 a.m. He sells local newspapers, which he gets delivered to him in the morning, to the residents. The Philadelphia Inquirer van makes a stop at the corner of Sydenham and Cecil B. Moore to drop off newspapers. People make time […]