I had the opportunity to speak to the current class of Leadership Susquehanna Valley on Thursday. As usual, The Daily Item sponsored the group’s Communication-themed day. That won me about 15 minutes to address the members of this year’s class.

A few weeks ago, I sat in on a very cordial meeting with a group of religious leaders to discuss how to get more good news into the newspaper. They wanted to know how best to reach out to us with events they were hosting in hopes we could cover them if warranted.

They didn’t get the attention received by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on gerrymandering and having a citizenship question on the U.S. Census, but the nation’s top court also made two troubling rulings last week on First Amendment and Freedom of Information Issues.

Once a month, for the past three years, a group of Valley community members has met for an hour in The Daily Item’s first floor conference room to discuss important community and state issues and our coverage — or potential coverage — of them.

A Pew Research Center survey released last week looked at people’s views about community journalism. Among other things, it showed that people place strong value on local journalists being a part of their community.

When I was a kid, my mom was president of our local Little League. It meant we were at the Washies Playground in Danville a lot.

Judging by all the national news coverage it’s already been getting, I know it may seem like we’re already deep into the 2020 presidential election.

During last week’s 85th District State House forum between Republican incumbent Fred Keller and Democratic challenger Jennifer Rager-Kay, an audience member asked whether the candidates thought there was going to be a Blue (Democratic) Wave or a Red (Republican) Wave in the Nov. 6 midterm el…

AUSTIN, Texas — I hadn’t checked the schedule of lunch speakers in advance, so I didn’t realize until last Monday that New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger would be the Tuesday lunch headliner at the American Society of News Editors/Associated Press Media Editors News Leadership Conferen…

When I became editor of The Reporter in Lansdale, Pa. in 1996, I inherited a promising staff of young journalists. Supported by some talented veterans, they produced a lot of terrific community journalism.