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Jori Lewis

Jori Lewis is an award-winning freelance writer and radio journalist based in Brooklyn. Lewis has reported for numerous outlets including E/The Environmental Magazine,, and the Online NewsHour. In 2007, she was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Most recently, she worked as a Metcalf Fellow in Environmental Reporting at PRI’s “The World.”


Rough Seas: Senegal’s Threatened Fisheries

Winter 2010 | Reporting

In the late afternoon, the Soumbe-dioune Market in Dakar is mostly empty—populated by women rolling peanuts into bags as snacks, a few people brewing up vats of Cafe Touba (a spiced and sugary coffee), and others wiping down their cleaning stations in anticipation of the evening ahead. But when the sun starts to set on the Atlantic Ocean, the market comes alive.