LNP award photo

Education reporting

As a journalist I was part of a two-person reporting team that uncovered financial mismanagement and persistent Sunshine Act violations in the wealthiest school district in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. During the project I made extensive use of the state’s open records law and pursued several Right-to-Know requests through successful appeals. Our year-long investigation prompted hundreds of taxpayers to attend public meetings and demand changes to school district operations. It also led to the restoration of art and music classes for elementary school students. Here are a few key stories from the investigation:

Our investigation earned Pennsylvania’s most prestigious newspaper honor, the G. Richard Dew Award for Journalistic Service, along with several other awards, including 2017 Best of Show for Writing (PAPME), 2017 1st Place for General News Reporting (PAPME), 2017 1st place in General News Reporting (PWPA), and the 2016 Truth in Finances Award (PICPA).

Freelance writing & consulting

As a freelance writer, I contribute to various outlets on topics including gender, sports, media and science. Here are some recent examples: