Project editor @TheAtlantic. Writer @NatGeoMag & @NYTMag, blogger @NewYorker, consigliere @HighCountryNews. Proud mom @GirlBilbo.

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Michelle Nijhuis writes about science and the environment for National Geographic and other publications. She is also a longtime contributing editor of High Country News, a magazine known for its in-depth coverage of environmental issues in the American West. Her work has won several national awa...

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RT @LauraPaskus: Also conveniently located close to Paonia, so @highcountrynews reporters can keep a close eye on what’s happening at BLM.…
@JamesHibberd Q’s loyalty always seemed a little questionable
RT @nswa: NSWA member Michelle Nijhuis @nijhuism documents climate change activists who risked jail time to make their point.…
Yes. Without Aunt Beast, #WrinkleinTime becomes a more conventional (and somehow less magical) heroine’s journey. Lovely piece. 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

High Country News intern, class of 1998.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


What does it mean to be a journalist?

To make sense of complex, important issues for intelligent but distracted people.