Sydney Boles

Sydney Boles

WMMT (Whitesburg, KY)

Sydney Boles is the ReSource reporter covering the economic transition in the heart of Appalachia’s coal country. Sydney received her Master of Journalism from Medill School of Journalism, where she covered immigration and housing insecurity in Chicagoland. Before her work in journalism, she studied oral history and postcolonial resistance strategies in Costa Rica, India, South Africa and Turkey. Sydney grew up in upstate New York and enjoys baking, reading and exploring the outdoors.

‘There’s Going To Be Something Better for Him’: Former Blackjewel Miners Reflect on Changes in Coal Country
Ohio Valley Coal Industry Braces As COVID-19 Impacts Electricity Demand, International Exports
Anxiety In Appalachian Coal Country: First The Mines Closed, Then Came Coronavirus
Coronavirus School Closures Send Teachers, Parents Scrambling To Adjust
“Lax Oversight” Threatens Health Fund for Miners With Black Lung, Watchdog Finds
Black Lung Benefits Drop For Kentucky Coal Miners After Controversial Law Change 
States of Emergencies Declared Amid Eastern Kentucky Floods
Scientists, Mine Safety Officials Discuss Black Lung Protections
CEO Ousted At Kentucky Aluminum Company Amid Questions About Controversial Funding 
Bankrupt Blackjewel Coal Still Racking Up Environmental Violations, Officials Warn