Megan Stephenson on Muck Rack

Megan Stephenson

bellingham, wa
Freelance Reporter — Freelance
Covers:  environment, local business, arts, county government, native american/indigenous peoples, city government, people, courts, crime
Doesn't Cover: education, events not in my readership area

Freelance reporter, current @wwu anthro student, @uiowa alum. Reader/runner/swimmer/inquisitor/wanderer. All tweets are my own.

I have lived in four states and three countries; self-diagnosed with wanderlust.

I have worked for a high-circulation daily, The Quad City Times on the Iowa/Illinois border; community-based weekly papers The Molokai Dispatch in Hawaii and currently the North Kitsap Herald in Washington State; and freelanced for cultural magazines and websites, such as History News Network and the River Cities Reader in Iowa.

Other passions: dinosaurs, good coffee, literature ...

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, my grandfather's. I admire the early days of journalism, just your mind, the phone (if lucky), paper and ink.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Know the area. I love having stories dropped in my lap, but I work for a hyper-localized paper and my readers care about their backyard.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Twitter, Facebook, the phonebook, Google, computer, Adobe products, iMovie, Audacity.

Conservancy has 18 months to raise funds for North Kitsap land, waterfront acquisition — Cascade Land Conservancy has formed a "formidable" partnership with Pope Resources and several interested organizations to acquire 7,000 acres of Pope Resources land around Port Gamble for preservation. The conservancy has 18 months to identify its funding sources to buy 7,000 acres of forest land and 1.8 miles of shoreline from Olympic Property Group, Pope Resources' real estate arm.

Viking Avenue will revive tree-lighting ceremony; businesses studying ways to spur economy — POULSBO - Viking Avenue businesses are reviving the thoroughfare's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony this year in an endeavor to bring consumers and residents back to the once-busy district. The event, tentatively scheduled for Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m., at a site to be determined, will include food vendors and entertainment.

Camera+ ~ photo by pencil_geek

Sep 25, 2016

@knkxfm @KUOW Will I be able to listen to tomorrow's debate live? Thanks!

Jun 15, 2016

Outstanding Graduate Student award! Thanks @WWU! Next up: diploma for my Master's of Arts!

Jun 13, 2016

RT @seanbruna: Congratulations @pencil_geek on your outstanding grad student award and graduation! #Wwu

Jun 07, 2016

@KPLU Can you help me ID a book, described on a program about 3pm today, about African diaspora; one side in US, the other stayed in Africa?

Jun 06, 2016

RT @seanbruna: WOOT! The Medanthro Lab's own @pencil_geek (MA, Spring 2016) named Outstanding Graduate Student at #WWU. Way to go Megan!

Apr 30, 2016

@seanbruna And congrats to you for shepherding your first grad student!

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