Meet Valerie Vande Panne! Valerie is the Managing Editor of Native News Online. She is a former environmental reporter for the NPR and PBS affiliate WGCU in Southwest Florida. She is also a former Editor in Chief of Detroit's alt-weekly, the Metro Times, and a former News Editor of High Times magazine. Her work has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, from Bloomberg to In These Times. She travels extensively throughout Indian Country. More.
Valerie recommends joining SEJ, and said, "SEJ has given me access and connections to countless reporters and experts. My work — and my life — are fuller because of the opportunities SEJ presents to its members."
Check out some of Valerie's work:
- "Snail Kites Move North As Health of Lake O & the Everglades Wane," WGCU, July 16, 2021.
- "Saharan Dust Helping To Keep Tropics Quiet," WGCU, July 14, 2021.
- "As Floods Become More Frequent, Climate Change Threatens Seminole Tribe of Florida," Native News Online, June 2, 2021.
- "Will a Known Neurotoxin Be Used on Florida Citrus?" WGCU, March 25, 2021.
- "Red Tide Connected to Dead Birds," WGCU, March 12, 2021.
- "What Truth and Reconciliation Looks Like in Practice," Next City, November 2, 2020.
- "Climate Change Inspires Roseate Spoonbills to Relocate," WGCU, September 23, 2020.
- "Cities Are Cutting the Salt From Their Winter Road Diets," Next City, February 3, 2020.
- "Foraging, and Forging, Connections in Cities," Next City, December 16, 2019.
- "How Abandoned Big-Box Stores Can Bring Communities Together," Next City, March 11, 2019.
- More on WGCU.
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