Meg Martin

Associate editor
Public Insight Network
Meg Martin is's associate editor. She joined the PIN crew in St. Paul, Minn., after five years in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, Va., where she led the online/multimedia team at the Roanoke Times newspaper. She spent two years before that in St. Petersburg, Fla., at The Poynter Institute - first as a summer writing fellow and later as a fellow and editor at Poynter Online - but she'll always be a Pittsburgher at heart.

Recent Posts


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Mapping America’s student veteran centers

We've heard from student veterans over and over again that having a physical space on campus is invaluable to navigating life back on campus. But not every school, no matter how veteran-friendly, has a dedicated student veteran center. Does yours?

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Story feed: Veterans wait in line on disability claims

American troops are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan only to wait in line, joining a growing queue of veterans seeking compensation -- payments and other support -- from the Department of Veterans Affairs for service-related disabilities. Across the country, local VA offices are struggling to process the backlog of more than 800,000 disability benefits claims. It can take months -- sometimes more than a year -- for veterans to find out how much, if at all, they'll be compensated for health issues related to their service.

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Audio slideshow: Love, war and mixed martial arts

Kyle Dubay came home from three tours in Iraq frustrated, angry and isolated. He found his release, in part, at a mixed martial arts gym in Tempe, Ariz. That's where he also found Amanda. Theirs is a story of love, distance and dedication.

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Story feed: Student loans

Unlike most other forms of debt, student loans generally can’t be eliminated in bankruptcy. Some older borrowers face the reality of taking their debt to the grave.

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Weekly feed: Defense spending

Looming cuts to the Department of Defense's budget could leave deep scars on communities and small businesses that depend on defense dollars.