The award-winning technology reporter has heard the word “no” a lot in her journalism career. The more times she hears it, the more she digs in.
Leys’ reporting at The Des Moines Register has covered a vast range of topics, from in-depth health reports vital to everyday Iowans, to presidential campaign stories that grab national attention. But for most of his reporting career, his primary focus has been mental health.
“There are big problems we need to tackle, like climate change, and we haven’t worked out how much sacrifice we are willing to bear in the present day for the sake of future generations,” Fisher says. Society, in other words, has proven unable to think beyond the short-term to make a better world for tomorrow.
A career audio storyteller, Segal has never been content to simply conduct interviews from her desk. “I want people to be somewhere when they listen to the stories I produce,” she says.
Sonali Prasad understands well how seismic forces can shape social and physical landscapes. Now she wants to tell these stories through art and performance.
Fiscutean, a science and technology writer, is drawn to stories about people “building things out of thin air.” The best stories, she says, are not about “a person that has everything and creates everything, but [about] a person who has nothing, and manages to do something.”