Petworth News in the News
Below are some of the different media outlets that have interviewed Drew or written about Petworth News.
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WUSA Channel 9
A warning tonight about a scam affecting one of our schools here in DC. “I was approached about two weeks ago and again this week,” Drew Schneider, with Petworth News, said. “They were just going person to person showing them the flyer.” The flyer claimed to be a fundraiser for sports uniforms at Roosevelt High School in Petworth.
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NPR - All Things Considered (WAMU 88.5)
Signs have popped up in yards across the Washington D.C. area since Election Day with welcome messages for neighbors in a variety of languages. Now a phenomenon that has its roots in our region has gone national.
The Washington Post
Petworth News, a runner-up for Washington City Paper’s best community blog this year, started out as the Facebook page of then-ANC commissioner candidate Schneider in 2014. He lost the race, but he’s still writing about crime, ANC politics and local businesses.
ABC WJLA Channel 7
After an election, yard signs usually come down. But in one Northwest D.C. neighborhood, some new ones have been popping up lately.
You can trace the journey back by word of mouth, from neighbor to neighbor or friend to friend. One resident of Washington, D.C., picked up a sign in Harrisonburg, Va. Drew Schneider, the blogger behind petworthnews.org, snapped a picture on a walk, and posted it on Instagram. Now 350 residents are about to pick up their signs. Read more →
Yard signs that say “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor” in English, Spanish and Arabic have been spotted in neighborhoods in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Canada.
Curbed readers voted Petworth as the champion of this past year's Curbed Cup. For those who may be a little unfamiliar with the primarily residential neighborhood, Drew Schneider, who writes the Petworth News blog, was able to answer some of Curbed's questions...
Fox 5 DC
"We’re talking about a third of the police actually voted, and I think what it represents on the face level is a concern amongst the patrol officers,” said Drew Schneider, founder of the news blog petworthnews.org.
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After a spate of shootings was reported in Petworth this December, then Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser toured the streets of her home Ward and promised that the issue was of utmost concern to her. In an open letter to neighbors, she wrote: "The violence of the last few days is unacceptable—no resident should expect to live in fear in Washington, DC." Read more →
NBC Channel 4
Drew Schneider of the Petworth News blog said some do feel being without a sitting council member may be contributing to the problem.
WAMU / NPR
A number of candidates have argued that Bowser is trying to place a friendly face on the Council: Brandon Todd, her former Council and campaign staffer who quickly out-raised his competitors using many of Bowser’s contacts from her mayoral run. That, says Drew Schneider, who runs Ward4CandidatesInfo.com, a website with information about the special election, has become a topic of discussion among voters and candidates. Read more →
Drew Schneider, blogger at Petworth News, responded to a call for volunteers to construct an election site, he said. He was inspired by ANC 4C commissioner Joe Martin who suggested someone in the community create such a resource. At the time—November/December—there were 20 candidates and not much information about them.