Former Seattle Post-Intelligencer health and science reporter Tom Paulson will be breaking new ground with a global health and development blog for National Public Radio.
Paulson will be working at local NPR affiliate KPLU during an 18-month trial run for the global health blog. He believes there’s no better place for the experiment than Seattle.
“There are hundreds of organizations working on global health and development in this region,” Paulson said. “It’s really amazing what’s happening here.”
The blog, which is slated to launch in late July, is part of a larger NPR effort called The Argo Project. Launched last year, the project selected 12 cities around the country to start topic-specific blogs. Boston’s NPR affiliate, for example, will tackle health policy, while Philadelphia will cover music. The entire project has an estimated budget of $3 million.