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Jonathan Thompson

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Full name Jonathan Thompson
Country United States
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Environmental news, Energy, Land-use planning, Global Economy, Travel, Immigration and Integration, Politics, Land-use planning, Arts & culture, Profiles, Long-form magazine journalism.

Editorial work
Media outlets regularly worked for

High Country News, Denver Post, Slow Travel Berlin, Silverton Standard & the Miner, Gin & Gelato, San Juan Mountain Journal, Yale E360

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    Last updated 29-11-2018 11:10


    For a decade and more, I've been a professional journalist. I first worked as a reporter for a small town newspaper in the high mountains of Colorado in 1996, and later started my own magazine, and then owned and ran another newspaper. In 2006, I began working with High Country News, a small, but award-winning, critically-acclaimed news magazine covering the issues of the American West. I served as editor-in-chief from 2007 to 2010, and also wrote stories about immigration, the environment, renewable energy and tribal issues.

    In June 2010, my family and I moved to Berlin, Germany, where I did freelance editing and writing work, with a number of stories published on politics, the global economy, energy, immigration and travel. Now I am based out of Boulder, Colo., where I am a Ted Scripps Fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I travel back to Berlin often, as my family continues to live there.

    I am available for freelance work both in the American West and in Berlin and Europe.