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The view from here: Covering the environment in rural western communities

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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A reporter on horseback interviews a fellow horsewaman
Ashley Ahearn (L) reporting in the field. Photo credit: Megan Farmer


How do climate change, natural resources and political stories get told in communities where local journalism is under threat — and what’s at stake?

Join Methow Valley News publisher and editor Don Nelson and Ecotrust Rural Reporting Fellow Ashley Ahearn for a free public webinar on October 23rd. The Pacific Northwest news veteran and the award-winning journalist will discuss how news is generated and stories are told in rural communities, and what rural reporting can teach us about the political and ideological divisions in this country that hinder meaningful action on climate change and conservation issues.

About the presenters:

Award-winning public media journalist Ashley Ahearn is Ecotrust’s 2019 Rural Reporting Fellow. Ashley has covered science and the environment for NPR and member stations for more than a decade. Most recently, she co-created, hosted and produced the podcast, Terrestrial, in partnership with the NPR Story Lab and KUOW in Seattle. Ashley’s stories have appeared on Marketplace, All Things Considered, Here and Now, The World and other NPR shows. Since moving to the Methow Valley, she has also reported for the Methow Valley News.
Don Nelson has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers and magazines around the country for more than 40 years. His most recent “real” job was Editor of a daily newspaper in western Washington. In 2011, he purchased the weekly Methow Valley News and has served as publisher and editor since then.


October 23, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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