Kristen Hare

Reporter/Editor • The Poynter Institute
Last edited June 28, 2021

Kristen Hare covers local news for Poynter and is the editor of Locally. Two and a half years ago, she stopped trying to get a job as an obit writer and started working with the Tampa Bay Times to revive feature obits and test the idea that those stories could reconnect communities and support the business of local news. She writes a newsletter about local news and another about obits. Neither are as depressing as you might think.