SouthBound: Elaina Plott On Covering Politics, Writing With Compassion, And The Bullet In Her Arm
Elaina Plott is a young reporter from Alabama with skills beyond her years.
She now covers politics for The New York Times, after working for The Atlantic and other magazines. Often her work brings her back to the South, where she has written about everything from how our gun culture affected her in a personal way to how a Louisiana community was surprised to find out the reality of the coronavirus.
Plott threads the needle of writing about hard truths with compassion for everyone trying to sort them out.
Let's keep the conversation going. Who do you want to hear from next on the SouthBound podcast?
- Her recent story for The New York Times about how a couple -- and a community -- reckoned with the coronavirus
- Her story for The Atlantic on getting shot
- Her story for The Washingtonian about Ann Coulter
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