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Emily Harger

Emily Harger


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Emily Harger is a filmmaker and photojournalist with a passion for documenting social and economic issues in rural America. She recently graduated from Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication with a focus in photojournalism. She has interned at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Kertis Creative, where she produced storytelling campaigns for Kentucky nonprofits. She is a regular contributor to Fly Over Media, a cultural education nonprofit that produces content for rural and underrepresented communities. In 2015, she was a finalist in the Hearst Journalism Awards’ National Photojournalism Championship news and feature category.


The Trump Era

Fought for, Forgotten

Louisiana’s coast is sinking at an alarming rate. On top of that, the shrimping industry has been depleted due to international imports.

Oct 30, 2017
The Trump Era

Energy Capital

President Donald Trump says he’ll bring back coal. But in Wyoming, where coal was king, it doesn’t look like a comeback.

Oct 30, 2017
Health Care

Is Egg Donation Safe?

Dr. Jennifer Schneider lost her 31-year-old daughter to colon cancer in 2003. She wonders whether there was a link between her daughter being a three-time egg donor and the tumors found on her ovaries and abdomen.

Jun 1, 2017