The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and The Philadelphia Inquirer have announced the launch of “Philadelphia: The Future of Work,” an ambitious, yearlong multimedia project focused on the key challenges and opportunities the city faces as it attempts to create more family-sustaining jobs against the backdrop of both the devastating coronavirus pandemic and global protests against systemic racism.
The Inquirer has hired journalist Ezequiel Minaya to lead the project as its editor. Minaya joins The Inquirer from Forbes, where he served as corporate finance editor.
“My hope," Minaya said, "is that the Future of Work project will add to that legacy. The truth is, what it means to work, to earn a living, has been undergoing a transformation for some time before this eventful year. But the changes triggered by the pandemic, and further fanned by the protests, promise to be seismic and fundamental. It’s our mission to help make sense of it all and contribute to the plotting of a course ahead for Philadelphia.”