When covering trauma, ‘all bets are off’

By KENDALL VALAN

“Reber was at the meeting. He’s OK, but the guy sitting next to him is dead.”

These chilling words gave Pocono Record’s executive editor, Christopher Mele, the first notice that one of the publication’s new staff reporters, Chris Reber, had been in the midst of an open gunfire rampage during a Ross Township municipal meeting last August. Continue reading When covering trauma, ‘all bets are off’

Lend a hand to help keep public records open

By KENDALL VALAN

During the opening remarks of the PAPME Annual Awards Banquet, Ernest Schreiber spoke about the importance of controlling the rights of open public records.

Schreiber is the treasurer of The Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition (Pa FOIC), a nonprofit organization that works to give all Pennsylvania residents access to open records from federal, state, and local governments.

Continue reading Lend a hand to help keep public records open

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