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Mayeta Clark

Video Journalist

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Mayeta Clark is a video journalist at ProPublica.

Clark is an award-winning director, producer and cinematographer with a background in journalism and observational documentary filmmaking. Clark has worked in long form TV — directing, producing and shooting for “Australian Story,” one of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s leading prime time television programs. She began her career on the video desk at The New York Times.

Mayeta read Sanskrit, Indian philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Sydney. She studied cinematography at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School, and has a masters degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University in New York.

When Fracking Companies Own the Gas Beneath Your Land

Natural gas companies have cut down forests and paved over farms on West Virginia private lands, calling it “reasonably necessary” to access subsurface gas they own the rights to. A new ProPublica documentary chronicles the legal battles.

Powerless: What It Looks and Sounds Like When a Gas Driller Overruns Your Land

The gas rush is upending communities with traffic and noise, reshaping the way the state looks and sounds. Residents are often powerless to stop it.

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