West Virginia Public Broadcasting reporter Molly Born, Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Caity Coyne and Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Will Wright have been working on a series of stories about water infrastructure issues in the southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky coalfields.
They’re fellows with Report for America, an initiative that aims to strengthen local journalism. This week, they’ll publish some of their stories. West Virginia Public Broadcasting news director Jesse Wright spoke with Born and Coyne the project, called Stirring the Waters.
This series was coordinated by The GroundTruth Project and its new initiative, Report for America, a national service program made possible in rural Appalachia with support from the Galloway Family Foundation.