Bridget Wingert had a vision to create a local paper in the early 2000’s when other newspapers were starting their slow decline. She made it happen and it’s still happening. The Bucks County Herald, based in Lahaska, PA serves up local news throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties in PA and is even expanding its reach into neighboring Mercer and Hunterdon Counties in NJ.
I’ve done my share of photojournalism and watched as papers round the country shed their staff. The business model has changed from using ads to support journalism to just using bits and pieces of news for the purpose of selling online ads. (Don’t you just love pop-ups?) . The Herald hasn’t succumbed. There is a lot happening locally and the Herald’s reporters and photographer do an amazing job of covering everything from local government to sports to business news. I was delighted to be asked to do Bridget’s business portrait. I’m a fan.