Chris Stanley is the Online Editor at
The Reporter, a
newspaper in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from the Boston University College of Communication
with a degree in television and film and a minor in journalism.
While in school he worked as director of a daily cable TV news
program and associate photo editor of the school's independent daily
newspaper. After graduating he worked as a staff photographer for a
large chain of weekly newspapers in and around Boston for three
In 1989 Chris joined The Reporter in Lansdale as a staff
photographer, covering just about everything from community events
and sports to presidential campaigns and the Eagles. He has earned
consistent recognition in state and regional competitions for his
In 2007 Chris was placed in the forefront of the multimedia
transformation of the newspaper with a promotion to Online Editor.
This is a multi-faceted position which includes managing the
newspaper's web site (www.thereporteronline.com),
designing web pages and logos, writing, creating audio slideshows,
maintaining blogs, and promoting reader interaction through social
networking. Chris has produced, shot, and edited hundreds of videos
for the site since 2006, averaging two to three a week.
In 2009 The Reporter won two state-wide awards for their online
coverage of the Souderton Area School District teacher strike, which
included constantly updated stories, a blog, videos, links to
documents (some obtained through FOIA requests) and heavy reader
Though The Reporter's staff is small, they draw on resources that
include other newspapers in their group, a partnership with a
Philadelphia TV station, social media, and especially the community
to bring their readers the best and most up-to-date coverage