Meet SEJ member Colleen Cronin! Colleen covers rural communities in Rhode Island for ecoRI News, a nonprofit newsroom that reports on environmental and social justice issues. Prior to joining ecoRI News as a Report for America corps member, she worked as a digital producer and metro correspondent at The Boston Globe. She also worked on a project investigating the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island, freelanced for The New York Times and interned at People Magazine. Colleen began her journalism career at The Brown Daily Herald, covering local politics, the college admissions scandal and the university's response to COVID-19.
Colleen recommends SEJ membership and said, “SEJ has provided me with valuable resources and access to other environmental work that has enriched my own writing and reporting.” Join her — become a member today.
See some of Colleen's work for ecoRI News:
- "Brown University Students Examine How Noise Pollution Disproportionately Affects Some Providence Neighborhoods," December 11, 2022.
- "Moving About Newport Difficult for Elderly, Mobility Impaired," November 7, 2022.
- "High Levels of PFAS in Warwick’s Spring Pond Likely Symptom of Other R.I. Contamination," October 31, 2022.
- "Battles Over Water Rights, Land Use Likely to Become More Common," October 19, 2022.
- "Why are Some Rhode Island Apples So Small This Season?" October 17, 2022.
- "Historic Cemeteries Could See Grave Impacts of Climate Change in the Ocean State," October 3, 2022.
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