Our Contributor of the Month series shines a spotlight on the amazing writers and video creators who make NewsBreak the vibrant space it is today.
Our May Contributor of the Month is Melissa Frost, a writer based in Lititz, PA who covers an array of local stories including restaurant reviews and family-friendly activities. Since joining NewsBreak’s Contributor Network one year ago, she’s written over 200 stories and garnered nearly 3000 followers. Read on to learn more about her NewsBreak journey and tips for fellow contributors!
Why did you apply to become a NewsBreak Contributor?
When I heard there was an app that focused on all things local and community, I wanted to be a part of it.
What's your favorite part about contributing to NewsBreak?
As I mostly write about food and local events, I truly love exploring my area. I love getting to know the local spots, whether it's a cafe, a food truck, or an art gallery,
What advice would you give to other contributors who want to be successful on NewsBreak?
Do your thing, and embrace the community you find yourself in.
What's been your favorite story to work on?
Here are some of my favorites:
What makes your community unique? In other words, why do you enjoy sharing about your local region?
I love the diversity of it. Lancaster has a unique heritage with the Amish community, which is reflected in the food scene. You have the traditional dutch meals, all things pickled, and lots of baked goods. At the same time, the city is home to a ton of trendy restaurants covering a wide range of cuisines, reflecting the diversity of the county. Many of the newer food spots are run by immigrants and refugees. A few years back, The New York Post actually talked about Lancaster as the "New Brooklyn." Lancaster Central Market and Southern Market Lancaster are perfect examples of this. Food-wise, you feel like you're traveling the world.
Follow Melissa Frost to keep up with their Pennsylvania adventures! Stay tuned for more chances to hear from NewsBreak contributors soon.
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