Josh Middleton is an employee at the Philadelphia Citizen
Josh Middleton

A proud graduate of Temple University, Josh is back for his second go-round at The Philadelphia Citizen. He worked here from 2016 to 2017, and returned in 2019 to reprise his role as audience engagement manager.

He’s busied himself as a reporter, editor and social media manager in Philadelphia since 2009, mostly covering local arts and culture news and LGBTQ issues.

He began his career as an A&E editor at Philadelphia City Paper (R.I.P.), before moving on to become an associate editor at Philadelphia magazine, where he manned daily content and social media for the company’s G Philly and Ticket blogs. His most recent position was editor of Time Out Philadelphia, a website and quarterly magazine.

His byline has also also appeared in almost every media outlet with the word “Philadelphia,” in it, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Gay News, Metro Philadelphia, Visit Philadelphia and Philadelphia Wedding. How’s that for Philly commitment?


Stories by Josh Middleton:

Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week

Go skating at the new outdoor roller rink at Dilworth Park, discover a new favorite dining spot during Dine Latino Restaurant Week and more fun things to do in Philly this week

By Josh Middleton

Ideas Philadelphia Should Steal

We take a look at smart ideas implemented in cities around the world. Could we bring them here to make a better, fairer Philly for everyone?

By Josh Middleton

It’s Voting Season in PA!

The official ballots still aren’t ready yet, but it’s time to start preparing to vote in the 2021 municipal primary election. Here’s what you need to know

By Josh Middleton

The Citizen Voter Guide: PA General Election 2020

Election Day is officially November 3—but now is the time to get ready to vote. Here, everything you need to know to cast a ballot

By Josh Middleton

What should replace Rizzo?

Locals weigh in on what—if anything—should take over the spot formerly occupied by the controversial Frank Rizzo sculpture.

By Josh Middleton

Have Fun, Do Good: Art For 2Pac

An art exhibition in Old City celebrates the all-too-short life of Tupac Shakur and more things to do in Philadelphia this week for an awesome cause

By Josh Middleton

Have Fun, Do Good: Night of 1,000 Kates

The quirky musical tribute to Kate Bush at Underground Arts, a pop-up market featuring female-owned businesses and more things to do in Philadelphia this week for a great cause

By Josh Middleton



Citizen Teen (POSTPONED)

Saturday, Apr 18, 2020

at 30 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

UPDATE [3-11-20]: In light of current events surrounding the coronavirus, The Citizen has decided to postpone this event. Stay tuned for more updates about new dates. The Philadelphia Citizen is bringing together six world-famous youth leaders to talk about climate change, mental health, social justice, gun-sense, the arts, and more. If you're a high school student in Philly, we want you there! The day also features a vegetarian lunch and gift bags, and live performances by the West Powelton Drummers and Philly Youth Poet Laureate Mia Concepcion. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER. THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTANCE WITHOUT ONLINE REGISTRATION.

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