Journalist’s Resource: Covering rural America: What reporters get wrong and how to get it right

EXCERPT: “Sarah Smarsh reports on socioeconomic class, politics and more for national and international outlets, including The GuardianThe New Yorker and The Cut. Her forthcoming book, Heartland: A Daughter of the Working Class Reconciles an American Divide, delves into her experiences with class and place growing up on a working farm in Kansas. Smarsh spent the spring of 2018 at Harvard as a Joan Shorenstein fellow, developing a podcast exploring the intersection of health and poverty.  She spoke to Journalist’s Resourceabout what many reporters get wrong when covering rural areas, and how they can improve their work.” FULLSTORY: