Reporting on Health and the Environment

This complex beat is more important than ever. Learn about resources and perspectives to help you report on issues around health and the environment.


Christine Woodside, freelance reporter 
Christine Woodside has been writing about people’s clashes with the environment in New England for 25 years. She edits the adventure and science journal Appalachia. She writes about environmental history. Her book on the origins of the Little House pioneer stories (Libertarians on the Prairie) came out in 2016. Her new book (Going Over the Mountain) is coming out in September.

Kendall Moore, documentary filmmaker, URI professor 
Kendall Moore, PhD, is an award-winning filmmaker and professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island. Her primary areas of focus are science, environmental and medical issues, at the intersection of race. She is currently in production on a film tentatively titled Decolonizing Science?


Kevin Miller, Maine Public Radio

Kevin Miller has covered the environment, government and politics for most of his 25-plus years in journalism. He’s reported for newspapers in Maryland, Virginia and Maine and spent a few years on Capitol Hill in DC. Since 2021, Kevin has worked as Maine Public Radio’s statehouse correspondent and regularly contributes to environment/climate coverage. See the latest climate series here.

Colleen Cronin, ecoRI News reporter
Colleen Cronin covers rural Rhode Island for ecoRI News as a Report for America corps member. She also worked as a digital producer and metro correspondent at The Boston Globe, freelanced for the New York Times, and reported on a year-long project on opioids in Rhode Island at Brown University.


Moderator: Kate Farrish, CCSU faculty

Kate Farrish spent 23 years at the Hartford Courant as an award-winning reporter and editor. She is now an assistant professor of journalism at Central Connecticut State University. She was also a contributing writer for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team, an election stringer coordinator for the Associated Press and an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. She serves on the board of directors of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government.


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