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WKU photojournalist participating in 'Crossing the Divide' project

  • Author: Thursday, September 28th, 2017
WKU photojournalist participating in 'Crossing the Divide' project

WKU senior Brittany Greeson of Owensboro is serving as a photojournalist for “Crossing the Divide,” a three-month cross country project to investigate and report on issues dividing America.

The GroundTruth Project, in collaboration with Boston public media producer WGBH, launched Crossing the Divide in late August. The trip will conclude in November.

The five Crossing the Divide Fellows are recent graduates or students of partner public universities, which will serve as home bases for the designated reporting regions during the trip: Western Massachusetts, Appalachia and Kentucky, the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, Western Montana and California’s Bay Area.

Greeson, a sociology major who expects to graduate next May, is an independent photographer based in Detroit, Michigan, working on a long-term essay about the Flint water crisis. She was named the national photojournalism champion in the 2016 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

Her work also has been recognized by the Scripps Howard Foundation, College Photographer of the Year, the National Press Photographers Association, the Michigan Press Photographer’s Association and the Kentucky News Photographers Association. In the fall of 2014, she was an International Photojournalism student at The Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. She has interned for The Oregonian, The Roanoke Times, The Flint Journal, The Washington Post and The San Antonio Express-News.

At each stop along the route, the fellows explore and report on the deep social, political and economic divisions in our nation.

For stories and behind-the-scenes content from the trip, visit xthedivide.org or follow XTheDivide on InstagramTwitterYouTube and Snapchat.

More: Crossing the Divide press release

Contact: Emily Balk, emily_balk@wgbh.org or (617) 300–5317


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