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Co-published with The Guardian. To satisfy an elitist, narrative fetish about ‘Trump Country’, photographers from outside have long ignored my region’s diversity

Co-published with The GuardianAfter the Guardian and EHRP published a piece about the record number of farmers who are killing themselves, there were hundreds of responses.

Co-published with The GuardianIn a tiny south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills, the Hazel Ginsburg Well is holding waste from out-of-state fracking operations – a sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water.

Co-published with The GuardianLocal journalism is doing great work across the country while fighting cutbacks and tight budgets. But we need people to stop expecting news to be free.

Co-published with Oxford American, republished in The Clarion-Ledger. A new-society vision in Jackson, Mississippi

Co-published with The GuardianPoverty, police abuse, record prison rates and education cuts that mean a four-day school week. Why are public services failing Oklahomans?

Co-published with The GuardianElliott D. Woods spent time in Phillips County in northern Montana, where public land is a source of life to which ranchers are intimately connected. If the plan to transfer lands to the

Co-published with The GuardianThe national media failed to cover large swathes of the US pre-election, while rural voices have been quieted by the decimation of local news. Our On The Ground project aims to remedy these

Co-published with The GuardianYou won’t get very far as a poor woman without believing you are equal to men – and if someone embodies this thought, it is Dolly Parton.

Co-published with Oxford American. The third installment in a series of four posts, featuring films produced in collaboration between the youth filmmakers of the 2016 Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute and filmmaker Jordan

Co-published with The Guardian and Mountain Outlaw MagazineRanchers in the west have been struggling for decades. Now a new threat looms: public land might be taken away from them

Co-published with Oxford AmericanThe films and filmmakers of the Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute.

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