Piper McDaniel

I’m a journalist based in Portland, Or and the rural community of Hayfork, Ca. I write about economic hardship, rural lands and communities, culture and politics, and the marijuana industry. I won a Los Angeles Associated Press Award for this. I’ve written for the Huffington Post, High Country News, Capital & Main, Salon, Economic Hardship Reporting Project, North Coast Journal, National Forest Foundation, and others.

I am the founder and director of the Rural News Network, an innovative effort to address a systemic gap in journalism by supporting news outlets in rural communities. Learn more about this project.

I am available for freelance assignments: mcdaniel.piper1@gmail.com