- Portsmouth, NH
- [email protected]
Hilary is available for... contributing to a healthy and curious team that operates with a sense of purpose. If you need research, fieldwork, interviewing, data reporting, or writing/editing/voicing scripts, I can help. Investigative and narrative projects welcomed. I'm based in New England and when travel is not pandemically restricted, I love to do it!
Hilary Niles is an independent journalist (since 2014) with credits on the BBC and NPR, and roots in community radio. In addition to interviewing and field recording for audio projects, she specializes in data reporting and has extensive experience writing for print and online publications, as well as project management. She's an alum of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the Missouri School of Journalism, chairs the Society of Professional Journalists' Freelance Community and serves on SPJ's FOI Committee.
Alleged Securities Fraud at Jay Peak Resort
NPR All Things Considered: "Allegations facing two ski resort developers took Vermont by surprise last week. Federal and state regulators are reviewing a federal immigrant investor program." The allegations followed years of my sustained investigative and explanatory reporting on the developers' projects.
Four years in a row, I followed a group of motorcycle-riding investors who toured Vermont annually to get pitched by local entrepreneurs looking for money and advice. My reporting was featured on Vermont Public Radio and the front page of the Boston Globe's business section.
Access to Public Records = Public Trust
As part of my ongoing coverage of and advocacy for access to public information, this story connects the frustrations of one citizen to macro trends of data in society and an incoming governor's political legacy.
Meet the cows going natural
In this field-reported story for BBC's "The Food Chain," I reported ways the demand for "natural" meat has brought changes to farming techniques in Vermont. One farmer is featured who has abandoned use of growth hormones on his cattle.
The 'Bestwick Boys'
This story for NPR's "Only A Game" profiles my father's college football coach 50 years after their undefeated season.
- Field Producing
- Field Recording
- Grant Writing
- Logistics and Coordination
- Show Development
- Story Editing
- Tape Syncs
- Tascam DR-100 recorder
- RØDE NTG2 shotgun mic
- Nikon D300 camera
- Business and Data Reporter at VTDigger.org (December 2014)
- Researcher at Investigative Reporting Workshop (July 2013)
- Graduate Research Assistant at IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) (May 2013)
- Reporter and Anchor at KBIA 91.3 FM (NPR Affiliate) (May 2013)