From the fracked landscape of the Permian Basin to the Gulf of Mexico, a youth-led journey puts a new focus on the fossil fuel industry. Visiting sacred sites and covering hundreds of miles, these runners are spreading the word and inspiring a movement to protect land, strengthen traditions, and protect future generations from the harmful impacts of extractive industries.
Josh Landis is the head of Nexus Media and an award-winning journalist who’s reported for ABC News, CBS News, and the National Science Foundation. He is co-creator of the Emmy-nominated animated news series, The Fast Draw. His work has taken him across the US and as far away as the South Pole. Josh is also a photographer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications.
Briana Flin is a video editor and producer for Nexus Media News, where she covers environmental justice and climate change. Her work has appeared in outlets like The Atlantic, WIRED, Newsy, KQED, and Twin Cities PBS. Prior to joining the Nexus Media team, she was at WIRED, producing videos on everything from kinetic sculptures to praying mantises sporting 3D glasses. She’s a proud alumnus of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and a Californian born-and-raised. After work, you can find her attempting to train her rambunctious rescue dog, baking treats, or rewatching Mad Men for the umpteenth time.
Jocelyn Tabancay Duffy
Jocelyn Tabancay Duffy is an environmental journalist and video producer based in Oakland, CA. Her work has been featured on NBC, The Guardian, The Intercept, KALW, and PBS. As someone who grew up in a cabin on a dirt road where wildfires were an annual catastrophe, she knows that climate change impacts the most vulnerable first.