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Scott Blanchard

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Covers:  energy, narrative writing, long-form features, investigative reporting, general news, local government, local politics, open government, open records, trauma journalism

StateImpact Pa. editor @witf. '13 Ochberg Fellow. Fan of journalism with context. // The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. (John Steinbeck)

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Biography

I'm editor of StateImpact Pennsylvania, a public radio reporting project based at WITF in Harrisburg and including reporters at WHYY in Philadelphia, WESA in Pittsburgh and Allegheny Front in Pittsburgh. We cover the state's energy economy with clarity, insight, context and humanity.

I was a 201...

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@scott_blanchard — 1,382 followers, 4,995 tweets

Polls show Americans distrust the media. But talk to them, and it’s a very different story.  http://wapo.st/2BYXF4j 
RT @Raniaab: . @goodreads is giving away early copies of my #Syria book, No Turning Back. Life, Loss, And Hope in Wartime Syria. For those…
Pennsylvania agencies don't seem to be overwhelmed by Right-to-Know requests, survey says  https://buff.ly/2CKaFam  https://t.co/NHq9VugUxN
RT @StateImpactPA: Mariner East 2 shutdown is latest in a spate of challenges to major Sunoco project | StateImpact Pennsylvania  http://go.witf.org/dszC30hBG1t 
RT @StateImpactPA: The Mariner East 2 pipeline project just got suspended by Pa.'s environmental protection department. Here's a look…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/948624419710259200 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Sports writer at the Harrisonburg (Va.) Daily News-Record.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

You have an opportunity and a responsibility to do independent, thoughtful journalism that offers insight and enrichment to your community.

Awards

Mimi Award -- honorable mention

2013 - Editing/leadership
Named in memory of Providence Journal editor Mimi Burkhardt, The Mimi Award, presented by the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism, recognizes editors who demonstrate the highest attention to ethics and compassion in telling the stories of victims.