Gwen Shaffer

Gwen Shaffer is a freelance reporter who lives in Philadelphia. She has filed pieces for Columbia Journalism Review, E/ The Environmental Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine and the Ottawa Sun. She spent four years as a staff writer for the Philadelphia City Paper, where she covered local politics and events. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Shaffer held several editorial positions at National Public Radio in Washington.

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On August 1, 2000, Philadelphia police rounded up seventy-five activists inside a West Philadelphia warehouse. It was the second day of the Republican National Convention, and th...

Sep 17, 2002 / Feature / Gwen Shaffer