Lucy Peterson reports on county government for The Mendocino Voice, which covers news across Mendocino County, California. A recent graduate of The University of Kansas, Peterson earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in political science and French. She spent several years reporting for the student paper, The University Daily Kansan, winning local and regional journalism awards, and helped direct coverage that won an Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker Award. In 2021, she was recognized as a White House Correspondents’ Association Scholar for her work at the paper. Peterson has interned at The Kansas City Star, the Dow Jones News Fund, and reported on local businesses in her hometown, Denver, Colorado.
The Mendocino Voice, founded in 2016, is an online, independent news service focused on breaking news, government reporting and environmental and community issues. Publishing daily on the site and across social platforms, it also collaborates with regional outlets. The goal is to provide coverage to communities that were underserved by traditional news outlets, and The Mendocino Voice is transitioning to a community-owned organization to reflect this mission.
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