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About the Logan Center

Our mission is to tell investigative stories driven by the community. We are invested in Philadelphia, our city, our neighborhoods, our community. We listen and then report with empathy and compassion. Our team is Temple students, media partners, neighborhood leaders and community members. Together we expose what is not working and what is. We use our platform to find solutions.

Prof. Yvonne Latty, Director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting

Logan Center Director, Prof. Yvonne Latty interviews James Lambert on the corner of Ridge Avenue and Wallace Street, which was the site of a murder. Lambert was protesting the wave of gun violence in the city. Photo by Jamel Johnson.

Klein College of Media and Communication launched the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting in the summer of 2021 with a grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication to train smart young journalists in urban investigative reporting, not only to expose problems but also to report on promising solutions that can really make a difference in people’s lives.

Jonathan Logan, President of the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
Temple University’s Klein College student, Kole Long (center left) leads a gun violence solutions panel at WHYY for the center’s Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist podcast. Kole co-hosted the episode.

Klein has long had a “teaching hospital” model for preparing students for careers in journalism and other communications professions, giving them a strong foundation in theory and research along with myriad opportunities to hone their skills on campus and in the community.

Through this generous grant, our students will not only graduate with impressive investigative skills, they will be producing important work while they learn.

David Boardman, Dean of the Klein College of Media and Communications at Temple University

Shooting the “Second Trauma” a documentary that looks at the effects of gun violence reporting on survivors and co-victims. Photo by Denise James/Logan Center

About Klein College of Media and Communication

Klein’s vision is to shape media and media-creators through a dynamic combination of academic rigor and practical training in the context of a diverse urban media market.

Klein fosters media solutions, innovation and discourse through its faculty, composed of both world-class scholars and renowned practitioners. With this variety of thought coursing through the college, discussions are at the cutting edge of the ever-changing communication industry. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, faculty and students are able to directly apply this knowledge to one of the nation’s largest media communities.

Klein aims to educate students to be ethical, critical and inventive leaders, producers and citizens in a multimedia and multicultural society. When Klein students graduate, they have not only acquired a variety of skills and abilities, but have become discerners of truth and meaning prepared to bring precision and creativity into the workplace.

About the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation

The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation supports organizations that advance social justice by empowering world-changing work in investigative journalism, documentary film, arts and culture. The foundation’s investigative journalism partners include the 2021 Pulitzer Prize-honored International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Invisible Institute, 2021 George Foster Peabody Award winner Frontline on PBS and Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting. This is the organization’s first grant to Temple University.

Our Core Team

Yvonne Latty

Logan Center Director

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Jim MacMillan

Assistant Director

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Colin Evans

Data Editor, Temple alum

Natalie Reitz

Videographer and Editor, Graduate Media and Production student

Allison Beck

Social Media Producer and Video Production Assistant, undergraduate Journalism student

Our Partners