Stories from Jonathan Kealing
I'm the news editor for PRI.org and have been with Public Radio International since 2011, based in Minneapolis.
At PRI.org, I oversee the work of our social team to encourage interaction and engagement with out site visitors. In addition, I work with the reporters and editors of the site to improve our digital storytelling and make our journalism better.
Prior to coming to PRI, I worked for The World Company in Lawrence, Kan., where I oversaw a group of websites devoted to local news, sports and community health. I've also spent time as a reporter covering higher education.
In addition to my work for PRI.org, I'm active in journalism circles — guest-lecturing at colleges and universities, participating in a teaching program that sends American journalists to China and as a director of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists.
Outside of journalism, I'm an avid reader, travel-geek, amateur photographer, husband and dog-owner. I'm always in search of my next great trip and am eager to talk to PRI.org visitors about how we can help make your experience here better.
China's not known for its press freedom — though its citizens are voracious consumers of news. A new site, Cenci, had taken the country's journalism world by storm ... until censors decided to make it invisible. Meanwhile in Boston, you can buy soup in bite-size, edible balls. It's a Harvard researcher's idea to cut plastic waste. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Arturo the polar bear is one depressed bear. He lives in a climate that's too warm, in a space that's too small and he's going stir crazy. Now, people are rallying to help him get to a healthier home. Meanwhile, the US is spending a million dollars on ads to convince Central Americans not to leave home for the US. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Conflict & Justice
American officials said the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine was carried out by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Follow the latest developments in our live and updating story.
Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system has been citied with keeping casualty counts in Israel relatively low in the latest violence. But is it prolonging the crisis overall? That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Germany has loudly protested US spying on its government — and now some politicians are ready to take action. But not with the high-tech solution you might expect. Meanwhile, a Danish funeral director is putting coffins on bikes — and a RAF fighter jet is up for auction. That and more in today's Global Scan.