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Daniel Rubin is a columnist and The Inquirer's social media director. Since joining the newspaper as a staff writer in 1988, Dan has been a metro reporter and feature writer, blogger and foreign correspondent. He was Knight Ridder's European bureau chief, based in Berlin from 2000 to 2003. Upon his return he started the paper's first full-time blog, Blinq. Dan began newspaper work in Norfolk and Louisville, Ky., after getting his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. He teaches urban journalism at the University of Pennsylvania.
In the last week, the story became why the national press isn't covering the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's West Philadelphia abortion clinic and the alleged horrors that occurred within.
Daniel Rubin: On this historic day, I thought we'd go once more into the breach with the Field Negro, the plain-talking, fire-stoking Philly blogger about all things Black.