James Hanlon

James Hanlon reports for The Spokesman-Review, based in Spokane, Washington, covering rural counties in eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. Previously, Hanlon reported for The Oxford Leader in Oxford, Michigan. He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and Snowflake, Arizona, and he holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and film and media studies from Arizona State University. After college, Hanlon spent three years living in a Japanese village of 700 people, teaching English and writing about revitalization projects in the countryside for a local nonprofit. His work has also appeared in Kyoto Journal, Tokyo Cheapo and Asia Matters for America by the East-West Center.

The Spokesman-Review

For nearly 140 years, The Spokesman-Review has been a leading voice of the inland Northwest, a region centered in Spokane and home to more than 730,000 people in eastern Washington and north Idaho. The region's largest daily and family-owned, it delivers accurate and balanced news reports, data, analyses and commentaries. While its primary focus is Spokane County, this news organization also reports on surrounding rural counties and the five counties of the north Idaho Panhandle.