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Peter Thomson

Trip:
China 2010
Affiliation:
BBC/PRI's "The World"
Country:
China
Year:
2010

Peter Thomson is the environment editor for “The World” on BBC/PRI. He works with staff and freelance reporters and the show's hosts to bring coverage of global environmental issues to the program's 2.5 million listeners. Thomson has also worked for National Public Radio, WBUR in Boston, for Monitor Radio and as an independent writer, radio producer and editor. In 1991, Thomson was the founding editor and producer of NPR’s new environmental news program, “Living on Earth.” In nearly 10 years at the program, he helped establish it as a leading and award-winning source for environmental news and analysis. He also reported for the program on issues ranging from oil and natives on Alaska’s North Slope to solar power development in rural Morocco. After college he began his career in public radio at the NPR affiliate in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the author of the book, “Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal,” based on his trip around the world by train and boat via Siberia. He has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Italy. He is a member of the board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the advisory board of the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting.

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