The Education of a Journalist: My 70 Years on the Frontiers of Free Speech

Code: SL41801

Dates: November 3, 2022

Meets: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $39.00

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Through 70 years of media turmoil, Dan Rottenberg carved a rewarding life as editor of seven groundbreaking publications, author of twelve books, press critic, business writer, film critic, arts critic, and dining critic. As a champion of free speech, he successfully defended seven libel suits. Along the way, he helped launch the alternative media movement, the modern Jewish genealogy movement, and the “Forbes 400” list of wealthiest Americans. In The Education of a Journalist, he suggests how— even in a digital age— other aspiring journalists might follow in his footsteps. The book is available for purchase.
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Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg has been chief editor of seven innovative publications, most recently Broad Street Review, an online arts and culture salon he created in 2005. As an advocate for free expression and alternative media, he successfully defended seven libel suits and received Temple University’s Free Speech Award in 1992. His twelve published books include Finding Our Fathers, which launched the modern Jewish genealogy movement in 1977, and Death of a Gunfighter, which was honored as the best Western history book of 2008. He served as a consultant in 1981 when Forbes magazine launched its annual “Forbes 400” list of wealthiest Americans. His syndicated film commentaries appeared in monthly city magazines around the U.S. from 1971 to 1983. Earlier, he was a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, executive editor of Philadelphia Magazine, managing editor of Chicago Journalism Review, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and editor of a daily newspaper in Indiana. For a link to a more extensive biography, go to his perrsonal website:



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