Billy Penn is getting better — become a member today

Philly passion fuels our reporting, but doesn’t pay for it.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Mark Henninger


Danya Henninger here. As acting editor of Billy Penn, I’m extremely excited (shivers, giggles, wiggling-toes excited) to bring you some news about our organization: We’re embarking on a project that’ll make it even better — and you can help us do it.

I’ve been freelancing for BP since the start. Back when it launched in fall 2014, I was an immediate fan. The snarky Twitter account. The useful morning newsletter. The stories with a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philly.

Now I’m honored to be leading the newsroom — and asking you to come aboard.

Philly passion fuels our reporting, but doesn’t pay for it. Earlier this year, we faced challenges that come with building a sustainable local news organization. We charted a plan to make Billy Penn stronger than ever.

And I’m hoping you’ll help us make it happen.

Yep, the news I’m excited about is that we’re launching a membership program. I am inviting you (yes, you!) to become a Billy Penn member, today.

There are some cool member benefits we’ve thought up, but the best one is that you personally will be helping us cover more communities in Philadelphia. We love Philly more than ever, and we’re committed to making it better through our coverage. Are you in?

Thank you for supporting our work.

Danya Henninger
Acting Editor, Billy Penn

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