Spotlight PA

Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit newsroom dedicated to high-quality journalism about the Pennsylvania state government and urgent statewide issues. The mission of Spotlight PA is to hold powerful public and private forces — especially governments, elected officials, businesses, and special interests — to account through urgent and compelling investigative and public-service journalism that drives change and strengthens our democracy, the state, and all who live here.

Spotlight PA launched its first pilot regional bureau based in State College and covering north-central Pennsylvania in 2022. The bureau reports on everything from the challenges facing rural communities to Penn State to local accountability issues like how our tax dollars are spent and how our towns are run. Learn more at

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State College 16801

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