Larry Atkins

Adjunct Professor, English

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About Me

Larry Atkins is a journalist, a lawyer, a columnist, and a university journalism professor. He has written over 400 articles, Op-Eds, and essays for many publications, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Baltimore Sun, B’nai B’rith International Jewish Monthly, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer,, Dallas Morning News, Detroit News, Harrisburg Patriot-News, Hartford Courant, Huffington Post, Indianapolis Star, Jewish Exponent, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Daily News, Metro Newspapers, NCAA News, National Public Radio (commentaries for Morning Edition and Only a Game), Newark Star-Ledger, Newsday, (WHYY), Online Journalism Review, Orange County Register,, Pennsylvania Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Quill Magazine (SPJ), San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, SuperLawyers Magazine, Times-Chronicle, US Catholic Magazine, Washington Post, The Writer Magazine, and Z Magazine. He is a frequent contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Commentary Page, as he has written over 75 Op-Eds since 1993. He is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the publicity director of the Philadelphia Writers Conference. He wrote a Chapter on Op-Eds for The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing (St. Martin's Press), and he is author of "Larry the Liberal Lawyer Lashes Out", a best of collection of his Op-Eds. Among the topics he writes about are Journalism, Education, Media Issues, Politics, Law, Technology, Current Events, and Social and Ethical Issues in Sports. His website is .    

    He teaches Journalism I and II, Opinion Writing, and Social and Ethical Issues in Sports at Arcadia.

Education History

Temple University 1985

Juris Doctor

LaSalle University 1983

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psycology