What We Cover
Comprehensive local coverage of Cinnaminson, NJ. Featuring local news and events, business listings, discussions, announcements, photos and videos.
Meet Your Local Patch Team
Rob Scott, Editor
Rob has been a reporter for roughly six years. In 2003, he graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., with a bachelor's degree in communication with a focus in media writing. After college, he began working at The Danville News, a small daily newspaper in Central Pennsylvania. Later, he moved up to their larger sister paper, The Daily Item. After 5 years there, Rob stepped away from the industry, working full-time as a server in coastal Delaware and the suburbs outside Philly - keeping himself busy freelance writing on the side - before landing a job as the political reporter for the Gloucester County Times, where he worked for the past several months. Rob just moved to New Jersey last fall and is still getting used to the quirks of the Garden State: full-service gas stations and being able to buy beer and wine in the same store. He's new to Moorestown and is eager to make Patch's presence here even stronger.
Shannon Sadler, Contributor, Editor
Joe Caporoso, Ad Manager
Joe Caporoso is a sales contributor for Patch. He is experienced in both digital sales and nonprofit fundraising, along with having a long history of writing online. Caporoso is excited to join a company that is supporting journalism at the local level and gives back to the communities it covers. If your business is interested in advertising with Patch please contact him at email@example.com or at 212-274-2361
Jordan Brumer, Sales
katie gattuso, Sales
Kelsey White, Sales
Bryan Littel, Editor
An award-winning multimedia journalist with a decade of experience covering South Jersey as both a reporter and photographer, Bryan Littel has worked for newspapers in Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties. He grew up in central New Jersey before heading south to Rowan University to get his degree in journalism. He joined Patch in November 2010 and launched the West Deptford site a month later, before moving over to Cherry Hill in September 2012.
Matt Skoufalos, Contributor, Editor
Bill Duhart, Editor
I've always believed my career should be devoted to helping make people's lives better. I've used journalism as a vehicle to do that.
I believe democracy is threatened when people are not informed. I think that threat looms especially large now with old models of news delivery, especially newspapers, challenged by a population that largely gets its information from the Internet. I believe Patch can provide some answers to this challenge.
I've worked in the South Jersey/Philadelphia media market for nearly two decades. I spent 15½ years at the Courier-Post as an Internet editor, general assignment and beat reporter and college and high school sports writer. I've traveled and reported from nearly every community in the tri-county area and learned what makes them tick. Some awards and recognition I received while at the Courier-Post include: First-place team coverage from the New Jersey Press Association for "The Neulander Trail" in 2003; and for "The Deptford Mall Shooting" in 1997. Other awards include first-place team coverage of "September 11 Aftermath" in 2002 from the Philadelphia Press Association, and an individual first-place award for "The Life and Times of John Chaney" from the Garden State Association of Black Journalists in 1999.
Prior to the Courier-Post, career highlights included working as a tape editor for Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the award-winning National Public Radio daily program; as a reporter and anchor for WCAU Radio; a television news writer for WTXF Fox Philadelphia; and a freelance video writer for the New Jersey Network.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Temple University.
Every job I've had in my career up to now uniquely prepares me for this awesome opportunity to serve Haddonfield with the best journalism and community forum in the Delaware Valley and perhaps the country. It is my honor to be your Local Editor and I'm humbled by the opportunity to serve you.
Edward Van Embden, Editor, Contributor
A former Staff Writer for the Press of Atlantic City, I have more than five years of fulltime experience covering local and regional news and sports. Born and raised in southern New Jersey - even attending college there - Red Bank and this part of the state is relatively new to me. I'm going to use this to my advantage and learn everything about the area that I can. The coverage I provide will be interesting and comprehensive. There's a story in everything, and I'm going to find it.
Cinnaminson Patch Staff, Contributor
Janet Tumelty, Contributor
Janet is a lifelong resident of Cinnaminson. She is a graduate of St. Charles and Holy Cross High School and received a bachelor's in English from Rutgers University. She has worked in various industries spending most of her time writing sales proposals, business presentations and marketing materials. For the past 10 years, Janet has faced her most challenging and rewarding work as a stay-at-home mom of twin girls. Her most recent employment has been in the Cinnaminson School District as a basic skills assistant and substitute teacher. She is also currently freelancing as a copy writer preparing and proofreading proposals for government contracts. She is grateful for the opportunity to share her writing and work with Patch.
Catherine Laughlin, Community Listings Collector
I have lived in South Jersey for 15 years. Although I spent most of my life in Philadelphia, this city girl is happy to be a part of the southern New Jersey communities. My husband, Jerry, and I are launching four wonderful children, ages 19, 14, 12 and 9. I graduated from Temple University's School of Journalism and have worked in all areas of communications, public relations and marketing. But, I felt a tug to get back to what I was trained to do. So, for the last four years I have been writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Girlfriendz Magazine, SJ Magazine and more.
What is Patch?
Simply put, Patch is an innovative way to find out about, and participate in, what's going on near you.
We're a community-specific news, information and engagement platform driven by passionate and experienced new media professionals. Patch is revolutionizing the way neighbors connect with each other, their communities, and the national conversation.
We want to be the most trusted, comprehensive, and relevant news and information resource in your community. What can you do on Patch?
- Keep up with news and events
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Who's Behind Patch?
Patch is run by professional editors, photographers, videographers, and salespeople who live in the regions they serve, and is supported by a great team in our New York City headquarters. Patch also gets advice from our Advisory Board and from many members of the community.
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Phil Meyer is Professor Emeritus in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was inducted into the North Carolina Hall of Fame in Journalism in the spring of 2008. He joined the Journalism School in 1981 and served as Knight Chair in Journalism Professor from 1993-2008. Prior to joining the school, he held a number of reporter and research positions at various media outlets.
He has won numerous awards including the 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award for Research About Journalism (with Scott Maier). He was named a Fellow of Society of Professional Journalists in 2005. In 2004, the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication gave him its Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award. And in 2000 he received the American Association for Public Opinion Research Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement.
Meyer is the author of several books including The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age and Precision Journalism: A Reporter’s Introduction to Social Science Methods. Journalism Quarterly in 2000 listed this book as one of the 35 significant books of the 20th century in journalism and mass communication; and the American Association for Public Opinion Research, observing its 50th anniversary in 1996, listed it as one of 50 significant books on public opinion research.
He received his B.S. in technical journalism from Kansas State University and his M.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina.
Steven Berlin Johnson is a pioneer in the web world, as a co-founder of FEED, Plastic.com, and Outside.in, which was acquired by Patch in March of 2011. He also co-created Findings.com, which launched in late 2011. Steven was the 2009 Hearst New Media Professional-in-Residence at The Journalism School at Columbia University, and served for several years as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU’s Journalism School. He is a bestselling author of seven books, and won acclaim and a Newhouse School Mirror Award for his 2010 Time Magazine cover story, "How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live."
Speaking of Steven's editorial prowess, check out this video based on Steven's book, Where Good Ideas Come From, which was named one of the best books of 2010 by The Economist.
Brian Farnham, Founding Editor-in-Chief
Brian was Editor-in-Chief of Time Out New York magazine before coming to Patch. Before that he worked for a variety of publications both online and off, including Details magazine, New York Magazine, and the old, dearly departed Sidewalk.com. He has written for numerous publications, from the New York Times magazine to Harper's Bazaar. He graduated from Bowdoin College and got an MFA in creative writing at Columbia University so he could put his novel in a drawer with distinction. He lives in Manhattan with his beautiful wife, adorable son, angelic daughter and the world's most dog-like cat. He’s proud as hell of what the Patch team has built.
Ken Paulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the First Amendment Center
Ken Paulson is president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and in Washington, D.C.
Previously, Paulson served as the editor and senior vice president/news of USA Today. He is now a columnist on USA Today’s board of contributors, writing about First Amendment issues and the news media.
Throughout his career, Paulson has drawn on his background as both a journalist and lawyer, serving as the editor or managing editor of newspapers in five different states.
He also is past-president of the American Society of News Editors, the nation’s largest organization of news media leaders.
Paulson also was the host of the Emmy-honored television program “Speaking Freely,” seen in more than 60 PBS markets nationwide over five seasons, and the author of "Freedom Sings," a multimedia stage show celebrating the First Amendment that continues to tour the nation's campuses.
He was an early advocate of making newspaper content available online, launching online newspapers in both Florida and New York in 1993.
For 12 years, Paulson was a regular guest lecturer at the American Press Institute, speaking to more than 5,000 journalists about First Amendment issues. He was honored with the API Lifetime Service Award. In 2010 and 2011, he served as chair of the PBS Editorial Standards Review Committee.
In 2007, Paulson was named fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists, “the highest honor SPJ bestows upon a journalist for extraordinary contributions to the profession.” In 2008, he received the Robert S. Abbott Memorial Award for Meritorious Service in Mass Communications from the Southern Regional Press Institute. He has also been elected to the Illini Publishing Hall of Fame at the University of Illinois.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He also has served as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from American University.