Beyond GenX: Reporting on Toxins and the Companies That Make Them


The MJ-school , in cooperation with the Democracy Fund’s senior news consultant in North Carolina, Melanie Sill, is hosting a workshop to offer practical guidance and open up conversation about how local journalism can continue to answer public concerns about water safety in North Carolina. Participants can attend in person or via Zoom video conference

The workshop’s first segment will feature Sharon Lerner and Mariah Blake, who both were honored as finalists for the National Magazine Award in 2016 for work on DuPont, toxins and related issues. Lerner has expanded that work, “The Teflon Toxin,” in a continuing series. Blake, whose “Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia,” appeared as a series on HuffPost, is working on a book on plastics.

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