N.I.C.E. Partners

Our N.I.C.E. partners are grounded in their communities, creating news and information content for their particular audiences with unique perspectives that aren’t typically seen in mainstream news. Interested in becoming our next N.I.C.E. partner? Check out our FAQ or send us an email at nice@whyy.org.

Meet our inaugural class of N.I.C.E. partners:

Emma Restrepo – Dos Puntos Radio

Emma Restrepo hosts a conversation that connects Latinxs living in Philadelphia with the ones that live in USA and Latin America to address cultural and social issues. Airing Saturdays at 9 AM, DosPuntos is a bilingual radio program that is produced from the east coast of Philadelphia in the United States, and that is directed to the entire LatinX community.

Jill Smith – SOWN

SOWN provides innovative solutions to help adults 50+ lead independent, healthy lives and age in place in their homes and communities. SOWN Together is SOWN’s COVID-19 print newsletter for Philadelphia area older adults. It provides the latest COVID-19 news, resources, and positive stories from the community. SOWN Together is produced biweekly and mailed to all SOWN participants.

Conrad Benner – Streets Dept

StreetsDept.com is a photo-blog that discovers art on the streets of Philadelphia. The primary focus of Streets Dept is documenting and celebrating street art and muralism across Philly’s public spaces. In general, I believe deeply that the public space has a profound effect on us as individuals and on our city as a whole, and my aim with this blog is to explore how we build and use public spaces creatively. (You can read Streets Dept’s full Purpose Statement here!) Established in January of 2011, Streets Dept was founded by photographer, Conrad Benner.

James Williams – Uptown Standard

The Uptown Standard Monthly Newspaper launched in January 2020. We currently maintain a circulation of 3,000 copies, distributed in over 50 locations throughout Uptown Philadelphia. We feel that it is an essential function to provide a community as vibrant as Uptown Philadelphia with a local newspaper. Our coverage focuses on State and Local Government, High School Sports, and Neighborhood News. Our distribution sites are located primarily throughout our community Cedarbrook (19150) and West Oak Lane (19138). We have free distribution locations in Churches, Markets, Barbershops, Hair Salons, and Gas Stations. We are available in every Sunoco Gas Station in Cedarbrook and West Oak Lane.

Sajda Purple Blackwell – PQ Radio 1

PQRADIO1.COM is an online radio station for the people by the people. We are The Philly Tri-State’s #1 Online Radio Station. Where Top 40 and Underground R&b/Hip Hop Music Come Together. Our mission is to serve our community by giving a voice to the voiceless. Using our broadcasting platform to inform, educate, and inspire greatness.

P.O.C. (Proof of Consciousness) – Mad or Nah / Revive Radio

REVIVE Radio is the nation’s favorite online media company since 2017, REVIVE Radio is nationally known and locally loved. We’re ingrained into the lives of our listeners, serving the best in community news, trends, style, politics, pop culture, music, sports, art, and the youth. With entertaining experiences and stories of impact and inspiration. Years later, we are still the No. 1 choice for independent music, lifestyle and all things community. REVIVE Radio & Media is an outlet to reach and restore the minds of the people, creating stimulating conversations, and to broadcast positivity and unity within mass media communication.

Daniel Tsao – New Mainstream Media

New Mainstream Media is the publishing company of two leading Asian newspapers, Metro Chinese Weekly and Metro Viet News, in the Greater Philadelphia region. The publications serve a quarter million Asians across Eastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey and Northern Delaware. New Mainstream Media specializes in operating print publications, social media & video channels in the growing Asian American markets. Metro Chinese Weekly, Metro Viet News and Chinese Business Times are our main publications. By building high quality media products, we provide to our readers objective, inspiring, useful and entertaining editorials that are customized for the multicultural communities. Metro Chinese Weekly, a newspaper that we started in 2007, now prints 124 pages each week and become one of the largest Chinese media in the North East America region.

Dean Lloyd – Uptown Radio

One of Philadelphia’s newer community radio stations, Uptown Radio / WJYN 98.5 FM began broadcasting in the Fall 2016.

Stephen & Carolyn Fillmore – The NW Local

NW Local entertains audiences with local lore, characters, news, and events for the neighborhoods of our NW corner of Philly. Founded in 2014, The Local is a monthly hyperlocal newspaper with a “hypervocal” spin. They’re all about sharing their take on issues with a definite point of view. Rather than having the last word, their writing encourages neighbors to get involved, and nurture the power, joy, & novelty of their own voices.

Malik Boyd & Kyndal Chase – HeartCityTV

Broadcast weekly, HeartCity TV delves into the topics that affect the African American community and the country. What makes them different is the fact that they are a trusted source for solutions. Their weekly panel of guests, who come from all walks of life, are encouraged to answer freely, dig deeply, and speak truth to power. They are fearless in their approach to the topics, but pragmatic in their solutions to the issues. They give Black History facts to educate the audience on the culture, highlight small businesses who are making an impact around the country, and feature a Book of the Month by black authors to give platform to the great literary works that often go under the radar of main stream media.

Nora Elmarzouky & Yaroub Al-Obaidi – Friends Peace and Sanctuary Journal

The Friends Peace and Sanctuary Journal is the first Arabic language newspaper to be published in the region in over 100 years. FPSJ grew out of a grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage that allowed Swarthmore College to connect with Iraqis and Syrians in Philadelphia who had been displaced from their home countries. FPSJ offers a formal space for Arabic speaking residents to gain information and share stories, recipes and events related to their community and bring people together.

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