James and Deborah Fallows In the Press

Referenced in Business Insider

Posted on January 16th, 2020 at 11:37 AM

Business Insider  How to start a craft brewery

Business Insider's January 16, 2020 article on how to become a craft brewer referenced Jim and Deb Fallows' assertion that craft breweries are "arguably the best way to gauge whether a town is in excellent health."

Read the article here.

Featured in America the Bilingual

Posted on January 6th, 2020 at 7:27 PM

America the Bilingual  Our Towns: A book, a journey, and an often-surprising view of multicultural America

In her January 2, 2020 article, Mim Harrison reports that the not-so-secret wish at America the Bilingual is that aspiring to be bilingual will inspire an appreciation for those who have come to this country from elsewhere, and with other languages. She finds support in the stories the Fallowses share about multi-cultural cities such as Dodge City, Kansas where diverse, multi-lingual groups of people are working together to make their community stronger.

Read the article here.


Featured in Erie Reader

Posted on January 5th, 2020 at 2:25 PM

Erie Reader  Our Erie Decade

The Erie Reader's January 1, 2020 editorial features James and Deborah Fallowses' coverage of Erie as a pivotal point in the city's past decade. Their reporting, the editors said, helped a new narrative emerge, one of "possibility and renaissance, not loss and despair."

Read the full editorial here.

Featured in Calvin University January Series

Posted on January 4th, 2020 at 4:08 PM

Calvin University  Calvin University January Series

James and Deborah Fallows will be featured in Calvin University's annual January Series on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 12:30 - 1:30pm EST. The 32-year-old lecture series seeks to cultivate "deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God's world." Join the conversation in person onsite at the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Calvin University campus in Grand Rapids, MI, at one of the 60+ remote sites, or online for live audio streaming.

For more information, go to this link.

Named to Best Books of 2019

Posted on January 2nd, 2020 at 7:35 PM

The American Conservative

Best Books of 2019  

Best Books of 2019

Gracy Olmstead of The American Conservative named Our Towns to her list of Best Books of 2019, one of five in her category 'Books About Place and Community.' The column was also published in USSA News.

Read the article here.

Reviewed by eJournal of Public Affairs

Posted on December 28th, 2019 at 8:16 PM

eJournal of Public Affairs  eJournal of Public Affairs, Our Towns Book Review

Keith Morton, PhD, a professor in the Department of Public and Community Service Studies at Providence College, recently reviewed Our Towns for the eJournal of Public Affairs. He describes the book as offering a "deliberate, grounded, and thoughtful counterpoint to the strident national narrative of an increasingly polarized, angry, and alienated citizenry."

He goes on to recommend it as "a wonderful book for introducing students and community members—in high school civics courses, in “community engaged” courses at colleges, in local voluntary associations, in public leadership roles—to possibility and to a strong case that locates, explains, and validates the many small efforts in which they are involved."

Read the review here.

Referenced in The Hill's 'Changing America'

Posted on December 28th, 2019 at 6:29 PM

The HillStart with the Positives to Rebuild America

In his December 27, 2019 opinion column in The Hill's 'Changing America,' George Washington University Professor Richard Tucker champions reversing economic decline by "starting local." He references Our Towns and its signs of civic success which include a major research university nearby and the presence of craft breweries -- both of which are present in the author's hometown of Binghamton, NY. 

Read the article here.

Featured on The Sunday Long Read

Posted on November 16th, 2019 at 4:45 PM

The Sunday Long Read

The Sunday Long Read, Deborah and James Fallows

The Sunday Long Read describes the Fallowses' work: "There a few couples like Deborah and James Fallows, who have spent more than half a decade talking to people and visiting towns across America to produce "Our Towns," first a New York Times bestseller, published last year, and now a series in The Atlantic. They're some of the smartest, most diligent people reporting on the state of the country today and they joined Jacob for a first-ever, two-in-one SLR podcast to discuss their distinct reporting styles, the power of positive reporting, and the lessons they've learned from their travels around the country."

Listen to the podcast here.

Deborah Fallows Featured on The Rural Blog

Posted on November 15th, 2019 at 1:16 PM

The Rural BlogThe Rural Blog, Summit

Deborah Fallows was featured in The Rural Blog for her appearance at the first ever Rural Women's Summit in Greenville, SC in late October. Fallows writes that in her travels with journalist husband James, "Meeting a wide variety of exceptional women along the way has been a particular joy." But she describes the summit as hitting the "motherlode."

"They met to talk about civic life, incarceration, health, water, education, poverty, faith, relationships, conservation, family, entrepreneurship, all in the context of women living in rural America," Fallows writes. "They framed their comments from their experiences as women in the military, as organizers of movements, as filmmakers, journalists, artists, nurses, lawyers, civic leaders, mothers, convicts, politicians, faith leaders, actors, and more."

Read the article here.

Deborah Fallows Featured on The Newsworthy Podcast

Posted on November 8th, 2019 at 6:26 PM

The NewsworthyThe Newsworthy Deborah Fallows GuestDeb Fallows

The Thursday, November 7, 2019 The Newsworthy podcast episode features Deb Fallows speaking on "Why American Workers are Moving to Smaller Cities."

To listen, go to this link and advance the episode to the 8:00 minute mark.