Planet Princeton was created by veteran journalist Krystal Knapp as an online forum for all things Princeton. Krystal moved to the borough more than two decades ago to attend graduate school, and she loved Princeton so much that she never left.
This site was created out of an awareness that the Princeton community needs a central place on the Internet where we can share news, events and community concerns. The biggest contributors to the success of Planet Princeton will be our readers. Your participation will turn this site into a true online community and destination for breaking news, features, and local event information.
At Planet Princeton we promise to never mask paid advertising as news like some other local sites do. We won’t mention any names, but there are local sites out there that try to pass off paid ads and press releases as news. At Planet Princeton we do not receive cash or in-kind compensation from any company we write about. This means we pay for our own meals when we review a restaurant and buy our own ingredients when we cook.
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Krystal Knapp was a staff writer at The Trenton Times for several years and was the editor of an English language news digest in Beirut, Lebanon. Her stories have appeared in the Star Ledger, the Washington Times and other publications and have been syndicated through the Newhouse News Service. A native of Detroit, Krystal has a bachelor’s degree in German Studies from Smith College and a master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has taken numerous journalism courses at New York University, The New School, Rutgers and The College of New Jersey. She was a long-time volunteer at Harvard University’s Nieman Narrative Journalism Conference and has been a seminar participant at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. She is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Religion News Writers Association and is on the steering committee for the newly formed New Jersey Hyperlocal News Association. She is a member of Trinity Church and is active in Community Works, an annual conference for nonprofits. An avid cyclist, she also participates in the Anchor House Ride for Runaways and the Battle Against Hunger bike ride. She lives with a tabby cat named Sprite.
Krystal can be reached at email@example.com or (609) 375-8920.