There are lots of things you could factor into what makes a story one of the ‘best.’ For me, it’s a combination of things: the reporting, the writing, the impact. Also, did we tell you something you didn’t already know or explain something you’d heard about, but didn’t really understand?
These are the stories that I would select as my personal favorites of the work we’ve done. And I’d say that, by the numbers of people who read them, you would, too.
Christopher Abruzzo, the secretary of environmental protection for Pennsylvania, has resigned after last week being named one of the state officials who sent and received pornographic emails, according to Harrisburg’s PennLive.
In the fall, an unusual request came my way. Renee Patrick, an English teacher at Winchester Thurston High School in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside, wanted PublicSource staffers to talk with two classes about media bias.
I was surprised. Junior and senior high-school students were studying media? Which media? Don't they get all their news from twitter, Facebook and Jon Stewart? Do they read the legacy media? Have they even heard of the 80 or so online news sources across the country like PublicSource that do in-depth news?
We are extending our reach with new newspaper partners, including the Harrisburg Patriot-News, the Lancaster County Intelligencer Journal and New Era, The Erie Times-News and The York Daily Record. These new partners have hundreds of thousands of readers online and in print.
Join PublicSource and Pittsburgh Filmmakers on June 25 at 7 pm at the Harris Theater for a screening of the film "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks," and a discussion about information and the internet.