Jimmy Tobias is a freelance journalist and environmental and labor organizer currently working in Appalachia and the American South.
A Wikileaks-type website for Appalachia COMMENTARY | February 12, 2012 Activists, their eye on coal companies and government, encourage whistle-blowers to post documents online. They promise confidentiality and plan to act as a conduit to reporters.
What would a penny-a-pound more do for tomato pickers? ASK THIS | March 21, 2011 Florida farmworkers, long subject to harsh conditions, have organized and even gone on tour to gain better treatment. Part of what they want is attention from reporters and editors. Jimmy Tobias, a reporter and activist, points to ideas for stories.