Posts by Megan McKoy-Noe


A freelance writer asked us for phone interview advice last month, so we turned to the experts: the NewsData reporting team. These reporters cover energy and natural gas policy across the Western U.S. and Canada. We hope their insights help strengthen your reporting in a social-distance world!

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Tired of sharing social distance and hand washing reminders? Some utilities are switching up social and local page content by looking for positive, sharable moments. In Florida, a co-op’s #PoweredbyPositivity posts capture how staff and community support each other, while a Pennsylvania utility staff focus on thankful moments. Stay positive with these ideas from your peers!

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How can utilities hold consumer meetings in a new social-distance world? Not all public power utilities meet regularly with consumers, but electric cooperatives are required to allow all members to vote at annual meetings. Learn how some electric cooperatives are opting for online streaming, call-in or drive-by annual meetings.

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Storm Hair, Don’t Care

Storm Hair, Don’t Care


Posted By on Apr 7, 2020

To understand how an extended crisis impacts communicators, we interviewed two #UtilityPioneers in our award-winning eBook, Coping with a Crisis. Two of the findings ring true in today’s social-distancing reality: Make time to breathe, and scout (from a distance) for powerful stories.

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