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Every time I read Crosscut, I learn something new. What better reason to join or renew your membership?
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Crosscut contributor Alison Krupnick

Every time I read Crosscut, I learn something new. What better reason to join or renew your membership?

I write for Crosscut for the same reason I read Crosscut — its unique blend of reporting and analysis. Education is my specialty. And I write the kind of stories I want to read, which are not covered by the daily newspapers and are too time-sensitive to be covered by local magazines.

Every time I open Crosscut, I learn something new about a topic. I appreciate the expertise and perspective of the Crosscut writers and the open-mindedness of the editorial process. This synergy allows readers to think about a variety of issues instead of simply digesting somebody's version of the facts. I also appreciate the handy links to other publications and other stories.

Like many people, I am short on time and often barraged with information. Though I still enjoy sipping my morning coffee with a newspaper in hand, Crosscut’s convenient format works for me. I get a quick, yet substantive view of important regional news, as well as an overview of national stories I might have missed.

I became a writer to make sense of things. I’m a strong believer in being part of the solution and in the power of the written word to foster creativity and compromise. Public media can play a crucial role in strengthening civic engagement and mutual understanding. 

For me, reading Crosscut is like having a series of interesting conversations with people I know and with others whom I've just met. As a writer, I’m honored to contribute to these conversations.

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About the Authors & Contributors

Alison Krupnick

Alison Krupnick

Alison Krupnick, longtime Crosscut contributor, is the author of "Ruminations from the Minivan" and the blog "Slice of Mid-Life."