Shining Light in Dark Places is a manual for traditional, hyperlocal and citizen journalists on how to cover municipal government in New Jersey.
PatersonPress.com Editor Joe Malinconico takes you through your right to information, who you should be talking to and what you should be looking for to get the story, the annual "big" stories and others that should be covered in every town, and many other topics.
"As a journalist for the better part of 3 decades in NJ, I think this resource guide is tremendously insightful and useful. It's NJ's journalistic equivalent to the media's grammatical and usage guide developed by Stunk & White. It's that good." Jim McQueeny, former White House Bureau Chief, Star Ledger
"Every town in New Jersey needs to be covered by reporters. Here's a guide that empowers any citizen to be that reporter. Here is the future of local news: it's hyperlocal." Jeff Jarvis, Director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism