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DAN ELDRIDGE | Independent journalist and guidebook author covering travel, entrepreneurship, the publishing industry and more 

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PORTFOLIO & PUBLISHED WORK

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Columbia Journalism Review | Denverite, Billy Penn get acquainted after Spirited Media merger

Grid | Pay Dirt: In the ‘Mushroom Capital of the World,’ Laurel Valley Soils creates the ground floor of green building

The New York Times Former Churches Blessed With New Lives in Pittsburgh: Chapels and cathedrals on nearly every corner now house clubs and restaurants. (Web | PDF)

Publishing ExecutiveWhen Commerce & Content Converge: Publishers of all sorts are attempting to broaden their revenue streams with ecommerce initiatives, using high-quality editorial to drive retail activity.

Grid Can I Get a Transfer? For Delaware Valley cyclists, traveling on trains and buses with a bicycle in tow can often be a rather dicey proposition. Transit agencies are trying to change that for good.  

Publishing Executive | Brand Extensions: Forward-thinking publishers have been plumping their bottom lines with branded goods and services for ages now. But in today’s publishing environment, a rapid pace of expansion and experimentation has become de rigueur.

Columbia Journalism Review | The Gun Crisis Reporting Project uncovers despair: The Philadelphia-based nonprofit provides a behind-the-scenes look at gun-assisted crime

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.

The Daily Telegraph | The Best Beaches in Turkey: On the Turquoise Coast and beyond, Turkey’s beaches are consistently popular with package-holidaymakers and families. [Olympos | Konyaalti | Oludeniz]

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

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

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

Pittsburgh City Paper | On organic farms around the world, travelers are rediscovering the simple life

Pittsburgh City Paper | A Conversation with Dirt Rag publisher Michael Browne

Pittsburgh City Paper | All across Pittsburgh, punks are snapping up houses and settling down

Pittsburgh City Paper | Zinesters on Parade: Jessica Hopper and Al Burian visit Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh 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]

Dealerscope | Highlights From the CEA Line Shows Show Floor

Dealerscope | New Designs in Mounts and Furniture at CES: Mounts add mobility, furniture gets chic

Pittsburgh City Paper | A new national art magazine launches by featuring Pittsburgh

Philadelphia Weekly | Once Upon a SchoolLocal writing centers pick up where traditional classrooms leave off

Pulp | Brewing Hope on Smallman Street

Pulp | Whole Foods Embraces a Healthy Habit

Flying Kite | Ten Months Pregnant and Staring Into a Stranger’s Eyes

Keystone Edge | When Scientists Become Entrepreneurs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Hare Krishna farm community of New Vrindaban gives instant karma

Philadelphia Weekly | Tripping Over the Arts: Temple students write their own Philadelphia story

Pittsburgh City Paper | Verse Camp: Cave Canem offers black poets a place to hone their craft

Paste | The Candywoman Can: Finally! An ice-cream truck that immigrants and collectors of obscure Japanese action figures can appreciate

Houston Chronicle | Soaking in the Soul of Thailand 

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Flying Kite
⇒ News: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Commercial Development

Keystone Edge
 Features: Business, Entrepreneurship, Culture, Food

Philadelphia Weekly
⇒ Features: Music, Arts, Education

⇒ News: Business, Arts

Pittsburgh City Paper
⇒ Features: Travel, Culture, Music, Entrepreneurship

⇒ News: Publishing, Music

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Spirituality Tourism in Thailand
Lonely Planet & MSN
September 24, 2007

A Turnaround Brews
The Next American City
(Date TK)

Making the Cut: Detroit, Mich.
The Next American City
(Date TK)

Backpacker’s Turkey
Transitions Abroad
Date

Pittsburgh: An Expert’s Guide
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Date

A Farang in Paradise
Mediabistro
Fall 2003 [PDF TK]

Mural Arts Helping At-Risk Kids Develop Sense of Community
Philadelphia Weekly
April 6, 2010

Once Upon A School
Philadelphia Weekly
August 25, 2009

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