Meet your new Tri County Record editor, Lisa Mitchell.

I am managing editor of Berks-Mont Newspapers and have been editor of The Kutztown Area Patriot for the past seven years. I've been working for Berks-Mont for eight years and have been working for weekly newspapers in Berks and Lehigh counties for the past 12 years, ever since graduating from Kutztown University with a degree in professional writing.

The past 12 years have been a whirl-wind experience of changes and developments in the field of newspapers, the biggest being the Internet. Our presence online and social media has become an integral part of what we do as news media editors. We are no longer defined or limited by print space, but instead aim to expand, promote, inform and engage readers online and in social media. We get the instant gratification we all desire, for us to give you coverage quickly and for you to get your news more than once a week. It's a win-win situation.

2014 has been an exciting year so far of changes and new beginnings for Tri County Record and the other weeklies at Berks-Mont Newspapers. We have been shifting from having just one person involved in everything for each paper to a group of editors working together on the Berks-Mont News website, our social media sites and our print products. Our main goal and driving force is to bring our readers more content online and in print, and to interact and engage our readers more online and in print.

I am the person for you to contact with submissions, story suggestions and photo requests. I hope to meet many of the Tri County readers at events and around the community. In the meantime, feel free to reach out and say hello. You can reach me at editor@tricountyrecord.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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