Planet Trenton was created by veteran journalist Krystal Knapp as an online forum for all things Trenton. Planet Trenton is the sister site of Planet Princeton, which Krystal launched in 2011.
The new Planet Trenton hyperlocal news website was created out of an awareness that the Trenton community needs a central place on the web where we can share news, events and community concerns. The biggest contributors to the success of Planet Trenton will be readers. Your participation will make this site a true online community and destination for news about the arts, businesses, and Trenton events.
Krystal Knapp was a staff writer at The Trenton Times for many 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 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 and serves as the conference chair and board secretary for the national Local Indie Online Publishers Association. An avid cyclist, she participates in the annual Anchor House Ride for Runaways and the Battle Against Hunger bike ride.