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How EHRP Journalists Used Comics To Explain Landslide Insurance Troubles In Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky communities have learned firsthand about the intricacies of flood insurance and government relief after last year’s historic flooding.

Some families are navigating an even trickier process trying to get reimbursement for the landslides that damaged their homes during the floods.

Kentucky reporter Austyn Gaffney recently covered the topic for a comics journalism piece that was illustrated by Tennessee artist Martha Park. It was co-published by Grist, Bitter Southerner and the Economic Hardship Reporting project, and is titled, “Washed Away.”

Gaffney recently spoke to Inside Appalachia host Mason Adams.

Listen to the full conversation on the West Virginia Public Broadcasting website.

Save An Endangered Species: Journalists

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project supports independent journalists so they can create gripping stories which often counter the typical disparaging narratives about inequality. This high-quality journalism is then co-published with mainstream media outlets mobilizing readers to address systemic economic hardship.

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