Marion Callahan Samkavitz

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ABOUT ME:

I am a journalist, a media innovator and a local watchdog reporter — dedicated to informing and creating connections in communities. You might know me from a Sunday investigative story, a breaking-news thread on Twitter or through swapping stories and resources on Facebook. In Bucks County, I am your neighbor and your storyteller.

I’m deeply interested in innovations in media sharing and new modes of audience consumption. I’d like to see audiences get more time in the driver’s seat.

Ideas? Share them with me.

I love ideas, generating them and sharing them. Adventures in interactive media include Burbs’ Eye View, $aving Bucks video show, interactive graphics, Facebook Live hosting and Marion’s Open Mic. I’m just getting started.

A bit of background:

I am a writer of life who has tackled topics as difficult as wars overseas and as heartbreaking as the toll of addiction in the Philadelphia suburbs. I am a writer of people who invite me into their homes and trust me to share their triumphs and their most intimate daily struggles, whether it’s coping with a mental health illness or the mourning of a loved one. I am a writer of relationships, shining light on the bonds between community and people and the social trends shaping their lives, the bonds among family members grappling over parenting or care-giver choices and the bonds between strangers that often spark the most inspiring tales. I’m am a writer who makes people think, learn, feel and – in some special cases – act.

I work for The Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown, The Intelligencer in Doylestown and the Burlington County Times, in Burlington, N.J. I’ve also worked as a news and features reporter at The Morning Call, a police and municipal reporter at The Miami Herald, an education writer at The Charlotte Observer and an international war correspondent with The Stars & Stripes in Heidelberg Germany.

To continue reading, go to recent stories.

For more information, contact me at samkavit@temple.edu .

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