Phillip Powell

Arkansas Times

Reporter Profile

Prior to joining the Arkansas Times, Phillip Powell worked as a reporter on Capitol Hill as part of his graduate studies at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. His reporting focused on politics and foreign affairs. At Northwestern Medill, Phillip is taking part in large investigative projects with ProPublica and the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, along with building multimedia skills in podcasting, photography, and video journalism. He holds his bachelors degree in political science from Hendrix College, where he was a staff writer for The Profile and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning Aonian Literary Magazine. He graduates from Northwestern in June with a Master of Science in Journalism.

Beat: Arkansas agriculture and environment

Agriculture has long been a financial driver in Arkansas, even as extractive businesses tax the land and big ag dominates the economy. With a new emphasis on tourism and renewed appreciation of The Natural State's natural charms, this is a beat that demands attention.