Longtime Wyoming journalist Angus Thuermer Jr. has joined WyoFile as its full-time natural resources reporter. He expects to begin at the end of May. He will remain based in Jackson and travel extensively throughout the state in pursuit of reporting on Wyoming’s many crucial natural resource issues.
Thuermer has served as a reporter, photographer and editor at Jackson newspapers since 1978. Thuermer announced his resignation as editor of the Jackson Hole News&Guide last week.
“WyoFile provides an opportunity to inform everybody interested in Wyoming about its sweeping landscape and how it’s faring,” said Thuermer. “WyoFile’s in-depth format allows reporters the chance to look beneath the surface, seek a broader spectrum of opinions and paint a complete picture of complex forces influencing decisions about the state’s natural resources.”
The hire demonstrates WyoFile’s continued commitment to in-depth reporting on Wyoming’s people, places and policy.
“Wyoming’s unique and vast natural resources are the foundation to just about every aspect of life in Wyoming,” said Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile editor-in-chief. “We’re extremely happy to have Angus join the WyoFile team. His rich experience and deep appreciation of the many natural resource opportunities and challenges we face today will be a huge asset to readers who care about Wyoming.”
WyoFile was launched in 2008 to add more in-depth reporting to Wyoming’s shifting media landscape. It gained nonprofit 501(c)(3) status in 2009, and has won support from hundreds of Wyoming donors as well as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the George B. Storer Foundation and the estate of Tom Stroock. Written and edited by leading Wyoming journalists and educators, WyoFile is a non-partisan public interest site with a mission to inform and connect readers to important public issues.
“We’ve worked especially hard this past year to strengthen our management and financial structure so that WyoFile can add more editorial resources. We will be able to provide more of the top-quality journalism our readers have come to expect,” said Bleizeffer. “We see a bright future that includes more partnerships, more collaborations and more excellent reporting.”
Thuermer said that while he will miss his staff at the News&Guide, he’s excited about joining the WyoFile team. He said he’s looking forward to setting aside administrative duties and traveling the state to visit with the many people who know and care about Wyoming.
“I love every corner of Wyoming and its different and independent communities. Its public lands, uninterrupted vistas and invaluable wildlife make it a fascinating place for a reporter who loves the outdoors,” said Thuermer.