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
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.
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.
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
Logan Center Director
Data Editor, Temple alum
Videographer and Editor, Graduate Media and Production student
Social Media Producer and Video Production Assistant, undergraduate Journalism student