Planet Princeton was created by veteran journalist Krystal Knapp as an online forum for all things Princeton. Krystal moved to Princeton to attend graduate school, and she loved Princeton so much that she never left. She has been featured in various local, regional, and national publications for comment about Princeton issues, and has been a guest on NPR.
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Krystal Knapp was previously a staff writer at The Trenton Times 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 national and regional 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 University 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. An avid cyclist, she participates in the annual Anchor House Ride for Runaways and the Battle Against Hunger bike ride.
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