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Articles about Billy Penn:

Owners of Billy Penn news site expanding to Pittsburgh
The Associated Press, May 11, 2016

Next stop for Billy Penn founder: Pittsburgh
Poynter.org, May 9, 2016

Billy Penn taking its formula to Pittsburgh with help from Gannett investment
CNN Money, May 9, 2016

The next destination for Jim Brady’s local news experiment: Baltimore, Chicago or Pittsburgh
Poynter.org, April 11, 2016

Billy Penn owner Spirited Media narrows search for second city
Politico Media, April 11, 2016

Former Post editor gets Gannett investment in Philadelphia news website
The Washington Post, March 22, 2016

Philadelphia’s Billy Penn — live events and all — may soon be coming to a city near you
Nieman Journalism Lab, March 22, 2016

Can the Billy Penn model for local news work beyond Philadelphia? We’re about to find out.
Poynter.org, March 22, 2016

Largest U.S. newspaper chain makes investment in local news startup
Philadelphia Business Journal, March 22, 2016

Parent company of Billy Penn gets investment from media giant Gannett
Technically Philly, March 21, 2016

Gannett investing in Billy Penn news site, allowing growth – See more at: http://www.readingeagle.com/ap/article/gannett-investing-in-billy-penn-news-site-allowing-growth#sthash.fzi7llwB.dpuf
Associated Press, March 21, 2016

Amid big changes in Philly media, startup Billy Penn sticks to its vision
Columbia Journalism Review, Feb. 4, 2016

Can Facebook Instant Articles help hyperlocal news?
Knight Digital Media Center, Jan. 25, 2016

Coming soon: PolitiFact Pennsylvania!
PolitiFact.com, Jan. 13, 2015

Billy Penn and Knight Foundation to create mobile journalism guide
KnightFoundation.org, Dec. 10, 2015

Billy Penn gears up to cover Pope’s visit
USA Today, Sept. 21, 2015

Billy Penn wins Startup of the Year
Geekadelphia, Aug. 17, 2015

Advice for hyperlocals from Philadelphia’s Billy Penn
Journalism.co.uk, June 23, 2015

The Billy Penn guide to local news that doesn’t suck
Digiday, June 8, 2015

Inside Billy Penn with CEO Jim Brady
American Journalism Review, May 18, 2015

How Billy Penn is building community through local news coverage
Images and Voices of Hope, April 8, 2015

Full Stack Credibility: There are benefits to operating a news site that not only publishes journalism you can trust, but extends trust production all the way through the start-up “stack.”
PressThink, March 16, 2015

What are they thinking? Jim Brady’s mobile-millennial Philadelphia local-news adventure
Capital New York, March 10, 2015

Billy Penn Is Brady’s Biggest Digital Bet
NetNewsCheck, Feb. 25, 2015

My Favorite Hyperlocal Sites
Global Editors Network, Jan. 26, 2015

Media Startup Showdown: Ranking Philly’s Three New Online News Sites
PhillyMag.com, Jan. 14, 2015

How Billy Penn targets younger readers with curated news and social content
Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab, Jan. 8, 2015

The Best Online Journalism and Storytelling of 2014
Josh Stearns of the New Jersey News Commons, Jan. 5, 2015

How Philly’s Billy Penn is building a local news audience from scratch
Nieman Journalism Lab, Dec. 17, 2014

A New Philly Website With an Activist Streak
USA Today, Nov. 25, 2014

What Can Jim Brady’s New Site Do for Philadelphia Journalism?
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov. 13, 2014

The Billy Pulpit
Philadelphia Magazine, Sept. 25, 2014

Brady Takes Another Shot at Local Journalism With New Venture
Poynter, July 16, 2014

Brady: Local Coverage Should Involve Communities — And Help Them Improve
Poynter, July 16, 2014

Jim Brady’s Philly Gamble: Third Time’s a Charm?
Capital New York, July 15, 2014

Taking another plunge into digital news
USA Today, June 30, 2014

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