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Patrick Kerkstra

Digital Managing Editor — Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer
Covers:  urbanism, urban affairs, politics, philadelphia, local government, redevelopment, state government, tax policy

Digital managing editor for @phillydotcom, @phillyinquirer and @phillydailynews. Former @Phillymag EIC.

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RT @DavidLeePreston: Tommy Gibbons, the legendary Philly police reporter who died today of a brain tumor, wrote this memoir two years ago.…
If there actually is a big, grassroots movement to oust Philly's Democratic party elites, it's not showing up in the data, writes @hollyotterbein 
RT @jpmartinInky: Even with a too-close-to-call finish, the race in Western Pa. should worry Trump and the GOP, @JonathanTamari write…
RT @NotesFromHeL: Philly students, struggling with whether to participate in the national school walkout, have a question for Parklan…
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Only ironically.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Hard to top Murphy Brown.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Intelligently and by e-mail.


Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism

2012 - Investigative Journalism in the Philadelphia Region

Headline of the Year - Geek Awards

"Headline of the Year is a journalism award that honors awesome achievement in covering stories in the local geek scene."