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The State of Philadelphia Journalism in the Present: P&P panel Jan. 17!

January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

As The Pen & Pencil Club celebrates its 125th anniversary year, we’ll be examining where journalism has been in Philadelphia and where it’s going, and on Wednesday, Jan, 17 at 8 p.m., where it is right now.

We have assembled an outstanding panel from all works of the profession, hosted by P&P Governor and Philadelphia Media Network’s Claudia Vargas, to discuss the challenges, rewards and impact of Philadelphia journalism right now.

Doors open at 6:3o p.m. and the kitchen will be open so come early for a good seat and a good meal for what should be a memorable night.

The panel:

Gabriel Escobar, Editor and Vice President of Philadelphia Media Network, home to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com. Escobar joined the Inquirer in 2007. Before that, he spent 16 years at The Washington Post, as a reporter on the local and national staffs, as a foreign correspondent based in South America and as city editor. At the Inquirer he has also served as managing editor, deputy managing editor and as assistant managing editor for news.

Amy Z. Quinn, co-creator and producer of This is Philly. Quinn launched This is Philly, a social-first news brand from Advance Local nearly a year ago to much success. A social media expert and familiar name in local journalism, Quinn has worked with The Inquirer, WHYY, City Paper, Gannett New Jersey, and many local websites. Amy has also taught journalism in area universities since 2009.

Solomon Jones, host of “Your Voice” on Philadelphia’s Praise 107.9 FM. Jones is also a blogger and commentator for WHYY. He has a weekly column that appears both in the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Joe Holden, reporter and fill-in anchor at CBS 3 Eyewitness News. Holden started out on-air in Charlottesville, Va., then went on to an eight-year stint as an investigative reporter in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton television market where he broke many of the stories surrounding the reputed Kids For Cash judicial scandal. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, he was a reporter and weekend anchor for the NBC station in Pittsburgh.


January 17
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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