Colleen Hagerty

is creating My World's on Fire, a newsletter about disasters

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About Colleen Hagerty

After a year of writing My World's on Fire on Substack, I'm navigating a move off of the platform and looking for some support to make that transition.

What's My World's on Fire?
My World's on Fire is a weekly newsletter focused on disasters. As a journalist in this space for nearly a decade, I wanted a place to add context to the stories you might be seeing in the news cycle, provide in-depth interviews with interesting people in the disaster world, and center the stories of survivors. Previous editions have done all of that, as well as offered looks back in history, analyses on the language we use around disasters, and provided curated link roundups of interesting reporting.

Who's Colleen?
Colleen Hagerty is a California-based freelance journalist telling narrative stories through video, print, and social mediums. She specializes in disaster coverage, including deeply reported personal features and dives into how policies and technologies impact mitigation, effects, and recovery. You can find her bylines across BBC News outputs and on Vox, High Country News, The Lily (Washington Post), US News & World Report, Marie Claire, Business Insider, and others. 
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