Media and journalism

On this page you’ll find a guide to water media, a Twitter list for Western water and examples of great water journalism.

Water news sources

One of the best ways to educate yourself about water issues is to start consuming some of the great work that journalists produce every day on the subject. Here we present a list of media outlets, bloggers, aggregators and other sources of water coverage.

The water field also has a number of helpful websites that aggregate coverage and deliver the latest news to you through email and other means.

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Twitter list

If you’re looking to follow the work of individual journalists, Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin maintains a Twitter list of reporters, media, experts and organizations that focus on water in the West.


 

Great water journalism

Below are some of the many great journalism projects that have been devoted to Western water issues and the Colorado River in recent years.

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Do you know of other great water-related journalism or valuable sources of journalistic coverage of Western water issues? Please contact us so we can consider adding to this page.

The Water Desk’s mission is to increase the volume, depth and power of journalism connected to Western water issues. We're an initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Water Desk launched in April 2019 with support from the Walton Family Foundation. We maintain a strict editorial firewall between our funders and our journalism. The Water Desk is seeking additional funding to build and sustain the initiative.