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Jonathan P. Thompson

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When the river that his ancestors had settled next to in the 1870s turned orange with mining-related pollution in 2015, Jonathan Thompson knew he would write a book about it. After all, he had been researching the core issue — pollution from extractive industries — for most of his 20 years as a journalist. He worked at and then owned the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper over the course of a decade. Then in 2005 he hired on at High Country News, an independent magazine covering the issues of the American West, where he has served as associate editor, editor-in-chief, senior editor, and is now a contributing editor and writer. Thompson received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Mathematics at St. Johns College in Santa Fe, was a ...more

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Jonathan P. Thompson I try to write something else. So if I hit a wall in my journalistic writing, I turn to fiction, or vice versa. If deadlines don't allow for that sort…moreI try to write something else. So if I hit a wall in my journalistic writing, I turn to fiction, or vice versa. If deadlines don't allow for that sort of thing, I just start writing my way through the wall, even if every word is shit. Eventually it will work itself out. Maybe. (less)
Jonathan P. Thompson The constant learning, followed closely by being able to go to work without any pants on. Being able to do my job in a coffee shop, or on a rock preci…moreThe constant learning, followed closely by being able to go to work without any pants on. Being able to do my job in a coffee shop, or on a rock precipice with an amazing view, or in my home office where I look out at a variety of birds and squirrels frolicking in the little forest out back. (less)
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The Land Desk: A public lands newsletter

With the dawning of a new year comes a new source of news, insight, and commentary: the Land Desk. It is a newsletter about Place. Namely that place where humanity and the landscape intersect. The geographical center of my coverage will be the Four Corners Country and Colorado Plateau, land of the Ute, Diné, Pueblo, Apache, and San Juan Southern Paiute people. From there, coverage will spread outw

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