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A Journalist's Look at Philly (P)

Penn’s Village Presents:


“A Journalist’s Look at Philadelphia”
with journalist and author Dan Rottenberg

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 2:00 pm

In-Person in the MacColl Room
First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st St.

Join us for a presentation by Philadelphia-based journalist and editor Dan Rottenberg on his latest book, The Education of a Journalist: My 70 Years on the Frontiers of Free Speech (Redmount Press, 2022).  Dan will discuss what he learned through 70 years of media turmoil, as editor of seven groundbreaking publications, author of 12 books, press critic, business writer, film critic, arts critic, and dining critic. As a champion of free speech, he successfully defended seven libel suits and survived protest demonstrations and death threats. Along the way, he helped launch the alternative media movement, the modern Jewish genealogy movement, and the “Forbes 400” list of wealthiest Americans. He covered the Chicago Seven trial for the Wall Street Journal and chronicled billionaires for Town & Country Magazine.

Although much of his work has been national, Philadelphia has been Dan Rottenberg’s base for the past 50 years. The book includes chapters about his experiences at Philadelphia Magazine, the Inquirer during its “Roberts revolution” of the 1970s and ’80s, the alternative weekly Welcomat, and Broad Street Review, as well as with such notable figures as Frank Rizzo, Riccardo Muti, and Donald Trump. Dan also explains why he believes Philadelphia is the ideal place to practice a journalist’s craft and to experiment with new ideas.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
MacColl Room
First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia
201 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Tina Breslow
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This will be an in-person event in the MacColl Room of the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st St., at the southeast corner of Walnut. The entrance is at the rear of the building off of 21st St. There is a handicapped accessible entrance off of Chancellor St. behind the building.

Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteer partners. Nonmembers and guests may attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village, or pay $10 per additional program.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs
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