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EMILY ATKIN Washington, D.C.

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I’m an environmental culture and politics reporter with six years of experience producing original stories for large national
audiences. I’m proficient in data journalism, narrative storytelling, video/audio production, and the art of the quick hit.

Professional experience 

THE NEW REPUBLIC,​ ​Staff writer, ​environmental culture and politics​,​ ​Washington, D.C. ​(February 2017 - Present) 
● Write and report two to four magazine-style features per week.
● Write at least two “minutes” per week, a quick 300-400 word take on or summary of the news of the moment.

CIRCA/SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP,​ ​National political reporter,​ ​Rosslyn, Virginia (​ July 2016 - February 2017) 
● Conceived, reported, wrote, voiced, appeared in, and produced three news video segments per week focusing on national
policy and politics. Segments appeared on and on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s 154 local television stations.

THINKPROGRESS, Various positions, ​Washington, D.C. ​(November 2013 - July 2016) ​cited my reporting​ as proof that ThinkProgress had become “real competition for scoops” in the digital media
world. Reporting frequently picked up by larger outlets like Time, CNN, NPR, and the New York Times.
Political reporter:​ August 2015 - July 2016
● Wrote an average of 5 stories per week on the presidential election and political news of the day. Traveled the country
covering the 2016 presidential primaries.
Deputy climate editor:​ January 2015 - August 2015
● Assigned and edited daily news stories for the 5-person team at ClimateProgress.
Climate reporter:​ November 2013 - January 2015
● Wrote an average of 5 stories a week on the science and politics of climate change, weather, and the environment.

LAW360, Reporter, ​New York, New York ​(February 2012 - October 2013)
● Wrote 4 stories per day on breaking legal news, business litigation and public policy for a leading legal newswire.

● Freelance reporting has appeared in The Daily Beast, The New York Observer, Sojourners Magazine, and on WAMC Northeast
Public Radio. Reporting for The New Republic has been re-published in Slate, Mother Jones, Newsweek, and Wired. Have held
internships at The Observer, The Daily Beast, and at The Legislative Gazette, a newspaper of New York state government.


Video/Radio production Subject matter expertise Investigative reporting

Adobe Premiere Pro, Audacity, Climate science, scientific integrity, sexual Nexis, PACER, FOIA, FEC filings,
ProTools harassment in science, Trump’s EPA, extreme Computer Assisted Reporting, SQL lite,
weather, water crises, pollution events, coal Excel, Morningstar, Accurint. Trained
culture, Superfund, Paris agreement, under investigative reporter ​Wayne
environmental justice, ocean plastics. Barrett​.


“Women Greening Journalism,” ​2015. Part of the National Audubon Society’s ​Women in Conservation awards​.
SUNY New Paltz​, 2007 - 2011. ​Graduated with a B.A. in journalism, minor in political science.
Additional Information 


Computer Assisted Reporting Bootcamp​, National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting/Investigative Reporters and Editors, January 2018
Mellon Farm Bill Fellow​,​ Society of Environmental Journalists, October 2017
Climate Change Planning & Response Training​,​ Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, May 2015


“Lessons from misinformation on the science beat.”​ ​SciFacts: Fighting Misinformation & Reporting Truthfully on the Science Beat, hosted by​ ​the
Poynter Institute’s International Fact Checking Network, Washington, D.C., October 2017.
“​Covering Climate Change: A Journalist's Perspective.”​ ​The Citizens’ Climate 8th Annual International Conference, Washington, D.C., June 2017

Media appearances:

CSPAN​, Hurricane Season Approaches, June 2018
Democracy Now!​, Lawmakers Slam Scott Pruitt Over Ethics Scandals, April 2018
Democracy Now!​ Pollution Disaster Looming in Puerto Rico, September 2017
Cheddar​, Puerto Rico Goes From Bad To Worse After Hurricane Maria, September 2017

Press Play​ ​(KCRW) - Hurricane Harvey/Pollution, September 2017
BBC Radio 5​ - ​Hurricane Harvey/Pollution, September 2017
The Morning Briefing​ (SiriusXM) - Hurricane Harvey/Pollution, September 2017

The Dig​ (Jacobin) - Hurricane Harvey/Pollution, September 2017
Trump on Earth​ (NPR/Allegheny Front) - Scott Pruitt Controversies, April 2018