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'Threshold' Founder Amy Martin: 'In Defense of Audacious Goals'

University of Montana glaciologist Joel Harper examines a deep crack in the ice sheet called a crevasse. Image by Amy Martin. Greenland, 2018.

University of Montana glaciologist Joel Harper examines a deep crack in the ice sheet called a crevasse. Image by Amy Martin. Greenland, 2018. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:00PM
The Four Seasons Houston
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
United States
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Amy Martin founded her podcast and radio show, Threshold, with huge ambitions and very little else. Three years later, she and her team have followed bison across the Montana prairie, camped out on the Greenland ice sheet, and had their microphone mistaken for a chew toy by a sled dog—all as part of their quest to dive deep into complex environmental topics and bring nuance to some of our most highly polarized issues.

On paper, it all sounds kind of nuts. But would a more "sensible" plan have been as successful?

Martin and Threshold producer Nick Mott will explore risk and reward in nonprofit journalism in this adventure-filled lunch-time talk titled "In Defense of Audacious Goals" at the Institute for Nonprofit News' INN Days 2019 on June 13 in Houston, TX.

The Pulitzer Center supported Season Two of Threshold, providing Martin with the ability to travel to all eight Arctic nations. She subsequently participated in a range of educational programs at schools, universities and public venues from Columbia, MO to New Orleans.  

Her work also screened at the Pulitzer Center's program at the 2019 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Learn more about the INN lunch-time talk and about INN's mission to "provide education and business support services to nonprofit [journalism] organizations and promote the value and benefit of public-service and investigative journalism."