ICN Local Reporting Network 2023


A national ecosystem that informs the public about critical environmental issues is collapsing, and its survival hinges on an endangered species: the local environmental journalist. In the last 10 years, conversations around climate, energy and basic pollution protections have suffered from a hollowing out of local environmental news, particularly in the country’s interior.

Inside Climate News is working hard to bring this species back from the brink. We are hiring experienced reporters based in key regions of the nation to write stories, train local reporters, and collaborate with newsrooms to produce more in-depth environment reporting.

The pandemic forced us to cancel a convening of reporters from partner outlets in the Mountain West region last spring, so we’ve taken to hosting webinars online.

Click on the buttons above to see the work we’re doing, region by region, as we continue to build.