Robert J. Rosenthal

Robert J. Rosenthal

Robert J. Rosenthal is former executive director of Reveal from 2008 to 2017. Rosenthal worked for 22 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, starting as a reporter and becoming its executive editor in 1998. He became managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle in 2002. Before joining the Inquirer in 1979, Rosenthal worked as a reporter for The Boston Globe and The New York Times, where he was a news assistant on the foreign desk and an editorial assistant on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pentagon Papers project. As a reporter, Rosenthal won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award for magazine writing, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for distinguished foreign correspondence, and the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Third World Reporting. Rosenthal was a Pulitzer Prize judge four times and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in international reporting.

Finding Ben | Mental Health, Justice, and Healing

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After his son took his own life, a veteran journalist finds healing and hope in a San Quentin Prison men’s group called Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP). A new journalism Fellowship for improved mental health reporting gives voice to the silenced. VIDEO | ESSAY | INTERVIEW