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April 10, 2012 Leave a comment


I’m Dan Eldridge, an independent journalist and guidebook author based in Philadelphia.

Dan EldridgeI specialize in travel and cultural reporting, although I also write frequently about the publishing industry, business and creative entrepreneurship, economic development, and urban affairs.

My byline has appeared in The New York TimesColumbia Journalism Review, The Daily Telegraph, and dozens of other print and online outlets.

I’m the author of all three editions of Moon Pittsburgh (Avalon Travel), and the co-author of Lonely Planet guidebooks to Turkey, Thailand, the Philippines and New England.

I’m a graduate of the Transitions Online Foreign Correspondent Training Course in Prague, Czech Republic. I’ve also attended the Book Passage Travel Writers Conference in Corte Madera, Calif.

I currently serve on the board of the Writers Emergency Assistance Fund (WEAF), an ASJA charitable organization.


New work forthcoming in The New York Times, Columbia Journalism ReviewPublishing Executive, Grid, and others

(NEW!) Book Business | The State of the University Press: In today’s fast-paced publishing world, even university presses—those infamously conservative and slow-to-change houses—are working hard to alter the industry from the inside out.

(NEW!) Publishing Executive | Empowering ContentSay Media CEO Matt Sanchez on the strengths of point-of-view content and the benefits of publishing platforms that serve readers, editors and marketers.

(NEW!) Visit the Development News and Innovation departments of Flying Kite, where I serve as news editor. Flying Kite is an online weekly magazine covering the growth of the new economy in Philadelphia.

Publishing Executive | Empowering ContentSay Media CEO Matt Sanchez on the strengths of point-of-view content and the benefits of publishing platforms that serve readers, editors and marketers.

The Bark | Have a Beer, Save a Dog: Weyerbacher Brewing Company shows its canine love, one IPA at a time.

Keystone Edge On the Factory Floor in the Keystone StateWhether you want to see the chips fry, the pretzels twist or the Harleys rev, Southeastern Pennsylvania offers some of the best factory tours in the country. Start planning your trip now.

Book Business | Have You Heard? Audiobooks are booming. Here’s what you need to know.

Publishing Executive | Southern Personality: Garden & Gun publisher Rebecca Darwin discusses how she built a national audience around regional charm.

Publishing Executive | Speaking with Garden & Gun publisher and CEO Rebecca Darwin [PDF]
Publishing Executive | A conversion with Kerrie Keegan of Reader’s Digest [PDF]
Keystone Edge | Culture Shock: PA’s artisan cheese movement spreads the love
Keystone Edge | The Lehigh Valley’s craft beer scene comes of age
Flying Kite | The Battle for the Future of Washington Avenue West in South Philly
Keystone Edge | From Dream to Drink: How to start a craft brewery in Pennsylvania
Columbia Journalism Review | Open Bar: The Pen & Pencil Club
Columbia Journalism Review | Open Bar: Eightbar
The New York Times | Friendly and Free (and Going Across the Country)
The Daily | Drink Your Phil: City of Brotherly Love is also the city of amazing craft beers
The Daily | Why even non-skiers should consider a mountain resort vacation this winter
Dealerscope | MyBell Wins Big at CE Week Next Top Makers Pitch Night
Dealerscope | Stream TV’s Glasses-Free 3D Technology is Nearly Here
Book Business | Getting Your Words’ Worth: Do we still need the dictionary? [PDF]
Book Business | Ebook Conversion: 10 Tips for Finding Your Ebook Conversion Vendor [PDF]
Dealerscope | CES Unveiled Highlights: Dish, Soul, Orbitix and more
Dealerscope | Retail Pros Discuss Full Solution Strategies
Dealerscope | Responding to Internet Outrage, Apple Reverses EPEAT Stand
Pittsburgh City Paper | A new national art magazine launches by featuring Pittsburgh
Philadelphia Weekly | Local writing centers pick up where traditional classrooms leave off
Venture | Tempting Thailand: A Land of Two Halves [PG.4]
Paste | Finally! An ice-cream truck that collectors of obscure Japanese toys can appreciate
Whole Life Times | Cool to Be Kind: The Kindness Cab delivers a goodwill message [PDF]
Made Man | A Son, A Mother and a Tsunami
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Hare Krishna farm community of New Vrindaban gives instant karma
Philadelphia Weekly | This Master’s Degree Kills Fascists: Joshua Marcus resurrects Philly folk
Houston Chronicle | Soaking in the Soul of Thailand
The Next American City | Making the Cut: Detroit, Mich. [PDF]
The Next American City | A Turnaround Brews [PDF]
Philadelphia Weekly | Mural Arts Helping At-Risk Kids Develop Sense of Community
Philadelphia Weekly | Meet Philly’s Unlikeliest Porn Kings
Mediabistro | A Farang in Paradise
Pgh City Paper | On organic farms around the world, travelers are rediscovering the simple life
Pgh City Paper | A Conversation with Dirt Rag publisher Michael Browne
Pgh City Paper | All across Pittsburgh, punks are snapping up houses and settling down
Pgh City Paper | Zinesters on Parade: Jessica Hopper and Al Burian visit Pittsburgh
Pgh City Paper | Why does Mike Speranzo think Mr. Smalls can survive?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | The Next Page: An Expert’s Guide to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Magazine | Exploring the city via its paths of ascent and descent [P1] [P2]


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