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Inside Story is a regular question-and-answer feature of SEJournal Online in which we hear from award-winning journalists about the behind-the-scenes practices, ideas and breakthroughs that led to their best work, and their advice to other journalists about how to excel. For questions and comments, or to suggest future Inside Story features, email SEJournal Online Inside Story Q&A editor Beth Daley at

April 15, 2014

  • "Inside Story" editor Beth Daley interviews Charleston (WV) Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr. — who is recognized nationally for his reporting on coal mining, the environment and workplace safety — about his unique work on the Freedom Industries spill story. Photo: The FI tank which leaked a coal-cleaning chemical into the river on Jan. 9, 2014, contaminating the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians for weeks. Credit: Commercial Photography Services of WV via USCSB.

January 15, 2014

  • "Inside Story" interviews award-winning radio and TV journalist Sam Eaton about how he reports on complex enviro issues such as Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant and climate research in the Arctic. Photo: Eaton with tsunami survivor and aquaculture fisherman Hiromitsu Ito, by Yuma Hamayoshi.

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