Kevin Riley, class of ‘05, and Katie Ives will talk about their careers in outdoor journalism at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Journalism Hub on the 4th floor of the ILC.
Kevin has worked as associate publisher for Skram Media’s Climbing Magazine, Urban Climber Magazine and Mountain Gazette. In 2013, he founded Action in Solitude, a digital media platform that focuses on providing content and programming for those interested in climbing, fitness, yoga and healthy living. He also is co-founder of First Ascenders, a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides rock climbing opportunities for urban teens.
Katie, who graduated from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop with an MFA in fiction, is editor-in-chief of Alpinist Magazine. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including The Harvard Mountaineering Club Journal, Outside and Patagonia Field Reports. In 2004, she won the Mammut/Rock & Ice Writing Contest. She currently is working on a novel about ice climbing.