I am a freelance environmental and science journalist who lives and works in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, B.C. I'm currently investigating water and land issues where I live as a local news fellow with Discourse Media.
From 2015-2017 I reported on science for Inverse with a focus on climate change and the environment, and, on particularly good days, dinosaurs.
I am a graduate of the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting's fellowship program. I spent one week in June, 2015 at the University of Rhode Island in an intensive training program for journalists on the science of global change in coastal ecosystems.
From 2012-2015 I was a reporter and sometimes editor with the Yukon News, a twice-weekly newspaper that consistently outdoes the competition in regional and national awards. I have covered just about everything here in the Yukon, but specialized in politics, business, mining, First Nation issues, energy and the environment.
I’ve picked up prizes for environmental, arts and culture, and historical writing at community newspaper competitions. Visit this page to read those stories and other writing highlights. My freelance credits include Up Here Business, Hakai Magazine, Pacific Standard, Motherboard, and The Daily Beast.
I received a master's degree from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism in 2012, and am a former fellow of the International Reporting Program. A team of us travelled to Altamira, Brazil to investigate the environmental, human and legal implications of the proposed Belo Monte Dam. We produced a nine-minute video documentary published online by the New York Times.
I’m a big fan of adventures, science, forests, mountains, oceans, podcasts, the internets, bicycles and crosswords.
If you want to get in touch, try firstname dot lastname at Gmail, or find me on Twitter @jacsrons.