Midwest Energy News, launched in 2010, is a nonprofit news site dedicated to keeping stakeholders, policymakers, and citizens informed of the important changes taking place as the Midwest shifts from fossil fuels to a clean energy system.
In addition to a daily email digest of the most important news stories from the region, Midwest Energy News also publishes original journalism written by independent freelance reporters. These stories are available for republication by other news outlets via Creative Commons Attribution/No Derivatives license. Please note that this license does not cover articles that we republish from other publications, Associated Press images, and any other material governed by a separate copyright agreement.
Midwest Energy News is a project of the RE-AMP media center, which provides support to more than 145 nonprofits throughout the region, and is based at Fresh Energy, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for clean energy policy. Midwest Energy News is an editorially independent news and information site, and its contents should not be considered to reflect policy positions of either Fresh Energy or RE-AMP.
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We’re always looking for qualified freelance writers. Send your resume and clips to editor Ken Paulman at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Ken Paulman, editor
Ken is an internet media specialist at Fresh Energy and a founding editor of Midwest Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune, before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. Ken is a member of the Online News Association and Society of Professional Journalists. He lives with his family and dog in West St. Paul, Minnesota, and works out of Fresh Energy’s office in downtown St. Paul.
Dan Haugen, reporter, Minneapolis/Sioux Falls
Dan joined Midwest Energy News as a journalism fellow in October 2011. He is an award-winning freelancer whose work has appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Finance & Commerce, and other publications. He has also worked as a staff writer for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Dan is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Kari Lydersen, reporter, Chicago
Kari has written for Midwest Energy News as a freelancer since January 2011, and became our second journalism fellow in July 2012. Kari is an author and journalist who worked for the Washington Post‘s Midwest bureau from 1997 through 2009. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Chicago News Cooperative, Chicago Reader and other publications.
Karen Uhlenhuth, reporter, Kansas City
Karen began writing on a freelance basis for Midwest Energy News in March, 2013 and became our third journalism fellow in June. She spent most of her career reporting for The Kansas City Star, focusing at various times on local and regional news, and features. More recently, she was employed as a researcher and writer for a bioethics center at a children’s hospital in Kansas City.
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