Explanatory reporting for EarthFix’s “Coal in the Northwest” coverage produced between June 16, 2012 and June 15, 2013 has presented audio reports, multimedia projects, breaking news, interactive maps and data visualizations and a long-form documentary. Beyond that, we’ve used our content to inform and animate public town-hall events in Seattle and Portland (including a February 2013 public panel discussion organized by EarthFix in partnership with Seattle’s Town Hall), and to engage community through social media tools including Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
Coal in the Northwest Topic Page - This is a landing page of featured reports and projects as well as spot news coverage, allowing readers to stay up to date on the latest developments on the Northwest coal export issue.
Coal Scorecard: Your Guide To Coal In The Northwest - This article gives a quick snapshot of each proposed coal export terminal and updated on a regular basis.
The EarthFix team’s reporting efforts spurred two special projects: a multimedia website featuring diverse, first-person perspectives on the coal issue, and a half hour video documentary that first appeared online before its television premiere.
Voices of Coal: An EarthFix Multimedia Special - The ‘Voices’ project included radio broadcast versions of five of the pieces which aired on EarthFix public radio partner stations, in addition to the full multimedia stories that were featured on a special webpage.
COAL: The Documentary - The documentary has just been completed and is currently being distributed through broadcast on EarthFix public television partner stations as well as online.
(Note: On June 25, 2013 we replaced the original online version of the video documentary with the broadcast version, which included closed captioning. This change was necessary to be in compliance with FCC rules for online videos that have been broadcast on the airwaves. Other than the closed captioning, this version is identical to the original online version).
Enterprise feature and longer-form reporting from the EarthFix team:
Breaking News Reports
A sampling of breaking and spot news stories covered by EarthFix: