Beth Edwards

Beth Edwards

Beth Edwards (1978-2023) was a writer and producer for the Indiana Environmental Reporter from its founding in 2018 until its closure in 2023. Edwards’s work won more than a dozen state and national awards, including first place for environmental reporting in contests for the Indiana Pro Chapter, Society for Professional Journalists; the Woman’s Press Club of Indiana; and the National Federation of Press Women. Her documentary about coal ash, “In the Water,” was screened at the Indy Film Fest, at the Lulea International Film Festival in Sweden, and on WFYI public television. IER was an independent reporting organization supported by The Media School at Indiana University and IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute. IER stories will be available on the IER website until April 2024, and thereafter in the Media School Archive.

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The Work of Beth Edwards, Award-Winning Environmental Reporter

Beth Edwards was an award-winning environmental reporter who, along with Enrique Saenz, developed the Indiana Environmental Reporter at Indiana University into a source for environmental news that was respected statewide and nationally. Limestone Post looks at four of her reporting projects: on coal ash, confined animal feeding operations, Martinsville’s drinking water, and a controversial coal-to-diesel plant. Read Beth Edwards’s work here.

‘Amphibious’ Park in Clarksville Anticipates Climate Change Impact

Water volume in the Ohio River is expected to increase by 30 percent over the next 50 years. But a 600-acre park being developed in southern Indiana will turn the inevitable flooding into an attraction, making it “the first climate-resilient park in the Midwest.” Click here to read the story by Beth Edwards of the Indiana Environmental Reporter.


Hoosiers Take On Home Gardening

Home gardens not only create access to healthy food, they also offer physical, mental health, economic, and environmental benefits, writes Beth Edwards of the Indiana Environmental Reporter. No wonder home gardening has gained in popularity every year since the 2008 financial crisis. Sheltering at home has even more Hoosiers digging in. Click here to learn more.


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