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The Animalist Launches On WBUR

The Animalist, a new multimedia vertical on, covers all animal issues — those in the wild and the ones closer to home, with an emphasis on the connection between humans and other animals.

The Animalist

Reporter Vicki Croke has been covering pets and wildlife for more than two decades, in newspapers, books and magazines, and on TV. She has tracked fossa in Madagascar, polar bears in the Arctic Circle, and Tasmanian devils in, of course, Tasmania.

Producer Christen Goguen is an award-winning graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, focusing on videography and graphic design. Her passion is natural history, and she has collaborated on a number of animal segments airing on television.

Vicki Croke and Christen Goguen.

Vicki Croke and Christen Goguen.

Together with WBUR producer George Hicks, they won a 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for their piece about “toys for elephants,” which aired on WBUR and was one of’s most popular posts for the year. It’s a fine example of what you’ll be seeing — and hearing — on The Animalist, at, which kicks off with a post about the tiny saw-whet owl and its remarkable migration.

On Twitter, follow @TheAnimalist.

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