Nathan Hart covers education and workforce development in Ashland, Ohio for Ashland Source, a digital news organization serving residents of Ashland County in north central Ohio. Before joining Ashland Source, Nathan worked on Capitol Hill and covered the Texas delegation of Congress for McClatchy DC and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as an intern reporter. Prior to that, Nathan worked in the Ohio statehouse as a statehouse news fellow for Cincinnati-based news station WCPO. Nathan’s journalism career started in high school where he worked on his school’s newspaper and weekly news show. Nathan has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio University. He is a member of Phi Betta Kappa and Kappa Tau Alpha, both academic honor societies for college students. In his free time, Nathan enjoys playing video games, performing stand-up comedy, and going to social events.
Beat: General assignment in Ashland County with a Solutions and Engagement reporting angle
Ashland County (53,500 population) is a conservative Midwest community with deep agricultural roots, 50 miles southwest of Cleveland. This beat covers education, economic development and agricultural issues through a Solutions or Engagement angle. Our reporters become part of the community, host coffee talks, and reach our audience through Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets. We like to do journalism with readers, not to them. Basic photography skills are required, but we can help. Podcasting and video opportunities are available.