Report for America corps members are publishing new stories across the U.S. every day. Report Local is a weekly round-up of some of those stories and new developments in our program.
Theresa Davis is a reporter covering water and the environment for the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico. We checked in on her to ask her about what it’s like to cover environmental issues and how reporters can do better to simply the issues for readers.
“I work hard to give sources an opportunity to respond or clarify as I learn new details of an issue. That makes them more willing to talk to me when the next article comes along.” —Theresa Davis
Also Reporting For America in this issue:
🗳️In Utah, a special election has Native American residents worried
☀️ A slice of Cuban culture in unexpected places
🚨Exposing a hidden failure in California’s public health care programs
🌟Teaching students how to be journalists in Mississippi
Bonus: How would you answer this question?