Halle Stockton


Reporter | PublicSource


Halle Stockton is a reporter for PublicSource focusing on social justice issues.

She was a staff writer at the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune for four years before joining PublicSource.

The Erie, Pa. native is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she served as managing editor of the independent student-run newspaper. In 2007, she won the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's national writing championship.

Halle has been awarded two grants for a special reporting project related to social justice. One is a George Polk grant for investigative reporting; the second is from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

Halle was also selected as a 2013 fellow by the Journalism and Women Symposium. 

Some of her favorite activities include reading novels about dystopian societies, watching Star Trek (primarily, The Next Generation series) and running around with her standard schnauzer, Dexter.

Feel free to contact Halle with story tips and ideas, questions or concerns.


Content by Halle Stockton

From the source

Bill would allow tax-free savings accounts for the disabled

Most people with disabilities can’t save money for future job training or even an unexpected plumbing bill without the risk of losing their health insurance and other assistance.

A proposed bill in Congress could change that, allowing people with disabilities and their families to open tax-free savings accounts to cover certain expenses for education, housing, health and transportation.

From the source

A ‘stand your ground’ law for pregnant women

More than two years after the controversial shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, the self-defense law that exonerated his killer is still in the news.

In-depth news

Who knows best?

Guardianships are a necessary arrangement for many people who are unable to make personal or financial decisions, such as an elderly person with dementia or a person with a developmental disability. But court-appointed guardianships also can pit an unknown third party guardian against family members who feel they know what’s best for a relative.

From the source

Losing ground in high school

Starting high school as a top academic performer doesn’t mean you’ll leave that way, especially if you’re a student from a poor or diverse background.

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The many faces of homelessness in Allegheny County

Homeless people don’t fall into stereotypes.

The people can look like your kid or your grandma. They can be just like the family who used to live next door.

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PublicSource attends annual data journalism conference

Data journalism is something we value at PublicSource and this is the second consecutive year that our crew has headed to the annual conference held by the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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Our first guests in a series of Newsroom Notables

As part of PublicSource’s mission to understand the issues facing the region and Pennsylvania, we have begun a series of discussions we’re calling Newsroom Notables.

PublicSource is inviting people into its newsroom to talk about what their agencies and offices are doing and the challenges they have met along the way.

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Two takes on domestic violence

The way a community deals with domestic violence speaks volumes about its views on women’s rights, and in the last week, two marginalized groups of women have seen opposite sides of the coin.

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Journalists are humans, too

Journalists are taught to avoid conflicts of interest, and we try to learn how to observe a situation like a fly on the wall.

Even so, reporters occasionally become part of the story.

In-depth news

Funds allegedly embezzled from Cambria County guardianship agency

The Social Security Administration is investigating the alleged embezzlement of funds from a Cambria County guardianship agency, which handles the finances of incapacitated people under its care.

According to a source close to the matter, more than a quarter of a million dollars has been bilked from the accounts of several dozen wards.