Journalism heroes I know. (A list in progress)
1.) Sadie Gurman, PIttsburgh Post-Gazette -- Energetic young journalist who has done amazing things already. She is as talented as she is dedicated to her craft. She was arrested in the course of getting a story at the G-20
2.) John Micek, Allentown Morning Call -- Witty blogger who provides insightful political analysis off the cuff.
3.) Cara Rubinsky, Associated Press -- An investigation she helped conduct while still a college student got a wrongly convicted man exonerated
4.) Dennis Roddy, Post-Gazette -- Incredible storyteller and interviewer who also is a creative videographer and a witty blogger. He will go to any length for a story. He is also the biggest pain in the butt I know.
5.) Jon Schmitz, Post-Gazette -- A methodical, professional, even-handed reporter and editor who knows his way around public records.
6.) Jonathan Silver, Post-Gazette -- A real digger.
The best news photogs I know:
1.) Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun
2.) Michael Henninger, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
4.) Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press
4.) Josalee Thrift, Waterbury Republican-American