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Nola Vie partners with public radio

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Carolina Public Press partners with all media in the state

CPP spearheads investigations, trains journalists from around the state, and shares content across the board with any news organization that wants it.

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Kristin Hyde, Amy Pennington and Jen Lamson

Good Food Fight

Kristin Hyde

Kristin Hyde has the highly unusual credentials of having worked on both sides of the political aisle in Congressional and White House press offices and then leading media and communications for national and local conservation organizations.

Kristin created and implemented media strategies around the development of the first national organic standards, was one of the first to bring the dangers of farmed salmon to national media attention, and coordinated environmental community voices around the Kyoto Climate Treaty meetings and Seattle WTO demonstrations.  Kristin received her B.A. in political science from Middlebury College in Vermont and lives in Seattle with her son and city chickens.

Amy Pennington

Amy is the ultimate multi-tasker, the creator and owner of GoGo Green Garden, an edible gardening business, a food writer for Conscious Choice magazine, a regular contributor to Edible Seattle, and producer for the weekly three-hour radio program “In The Kitchen With Tom and Thierry” for Newstalk 97.3 KIRO in Seattle, hosted by two James Beard award-winning chef/author/restaurateurs.

When Amy is not growing, cooking or writing about food, she can be found dreaming up marketing schemes for a variety of good food clients.  She is currently working on her book, Urban Pantry, to be published in summer of 2010, and her most recent project, - a for urban dwellers with space and gardener-want-to-be’s - has already been met with accolades from users, city officials, and the media.

Jen Lamson

Jen Lamson brings to the team more than two decades experience leveraging “outside” pressure to bear in progressive campaigns for some of the toughest issues through both the media and grassroots citizen action.  She led numerous nationwide citizen action campaigns as field director and national vice president of the good government group Common Cause, including a successful “pre-internet” effort to collect one million signatures on a national petition for campaign finance reform, several national grassroots organizing campaigns that resulted in citizen demonstrations in all 435 congressional districts on the same day, and successful efforts to get congressional and presidential candidates on public record in support of key issues during their campaigns.

Since relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Jen has advised dozens of nonprofit organizations, helping them create effective, collaborative campaigns that combine an “insider’s” savvy with the passion of an activist. Among her projects at Good Food Strategies, Jen spearheaded efforts to create an “Eat Local for Thanksgiving” pledge campaign, launch the first sustainable, local flour by a major brand, and has served as strategic advisor to one of the largest and most successful organic CSA farms in the country. Jen attended Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA, lives in Seattle, and can often be spotted in Northwest campgrounds with her husband and three children in their 1966 pop-up trailer.


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