Kate Maxwell

Kate Maxwell, 2023-24 RJI Fellow, built the local news go bag platform to help prepare and support local newsrooms, journalists, and communities facing and reporting on natural and environmental disasters. It offers frameworks and tools necessary to provide useful, equitable, and climate-crisis-informed coverage, particularly in news deserts and rural communities. It serves as a training tool and a virtual “go bag” of resources for before, during and after emergencies.