100 Days in Appalachia is a digital news publication born the day after the 2016 election in response to the national narrative that reduced our region to a handful of narrow stories. Our mission is to share the diverse stories of the 13 states that make up this region, which stretches from the Rust Belt to the Black Belt, by working with local voices to apply a cultural lens to what’s happening in our backyards and share what that means for the rest of the world.
100 Days in Appalachia
Location: * South, West Virginia
Beat: White supremacy groups in Appalachia
Position: This reporter works specifically on digital and forensic investigative reporting to deepen our understanding of the misinformation and disinformation being spread by white nationalist and white supremacist groups in the U.S. and will explore specifically the recruiting tactics these groups are using to target young Appalachians, who are particularly vulnerable.
Reporter: Chris Jones