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Larry Platt

A Philadelphia media fixture since the early ‘90s, Larry Platt is the former editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia magazine, and the co-author of the bestselling Every Day I Fight, the cancer memoir of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. He has written for New York, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and Men’s Journal.

“I’ve run two major media institutions in our town and have yet to consistently produce the kind of journalism the city and Democracy truly needs,” Platt says.

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Stories by Larry Platt:

Audio: Where’s Our ‘Paige Against the Machine’?

Independent Paige Cognetti’s upset win in Scranton’s mayor’s race offers an object lesson for Philly

By Larry Platt

Where’s Our ‘Paige Against The Machine’?

Independent Paige Cognetti’s upset win in Scranton’s mayor’s race offers an object lesson for Philly

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Term Limits For City Council?

Would term limits like they have in Arlington, Texas and across the nation make Council more responsive…to us? Check out this story from January, and then find out more at our 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Conversations With RBG

Checking in with National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen, whose new book doubles down on civility and reason

By Larry Platt

Portrait of a Political Badass

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez models how to get stuff done while speaking truth to power … and slamming Stellas

By Larry Platt

Brady vs. Brooks

Kendra Brooks’ Working Families Party council candidacy has ruffled feathers. But does she represent real change?

By Larry Platt

Connor Barwin’s Next Play

The former Eagle All-Pro has retired from the NFL. Given his unique array of talents, his biggest impact just might begin now

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Week: Sam Wachs

The Sixers fan was kicked out of a game last week for protesting China’s crackdown on Hong Kong. Does his team have something against freedom?

By Larry Platt