Friday, January 23, 2009

Credentials of NewsLanc's LCCCA investigator

James D. Sneddon has had an almost 40-year newspaper career. It started in sports writing at the Free Press Quakertown, Pa., a small daily newspaper when I was a sophomore in high school. It finished at The York Dispatch and York Sunday News as Editor and Publisher in 1998.

Sneddon says "I probably have held every position in the newsroom at one time or another."

He subsequently set up his own consulting company, Market Street Solutions of York.

Sneddon won numerous writing and design awards over the years, but the most prestigious was the "Best Investigative Reporting in the Nation" by the National Headliners Club of Atlantic City, N.J. It was for a year-long investigation of the Beaver Valley Power Plants and the nearby Shippingsport Nuclear Plant.