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Dustin Bleizeffer

Dustin Bleizeffer ('17)

reporter, WyoFile, Casper, Wyo.
dustin.bleizeffer@stanford.edu, @DBleizeffer

Challenge: How can nonprofit online news creatively use technology to reinvigorate journalism and democracy in the rural West?

Dustin Bleizeffer has helped build WyoFile.com, an online nonprofit news startup into one of the leading journalistic outlets in Wyoming. As editor-in-chief since 2010, he has shaped content strategy and worked closely with the board to seek financial viability for WyoFile. He previously was the energy reporter at the Casper Star-Tribune, covering all aspects of one of the state’s leading industries. He began his journalism career at the Gillette News Record, where he wore multiple reporting and editing hats. Bleizeffer was born and raised in Gillette, Wyo., the son of a coal miner and a custodian. Before earning his journalism degree from the University of Wyoming, he worked as a mechanic’s helper and apprentice for a company that builds and services mining and oil field equipment. Dustin and his wife Kristy have two sons and live in Casper, Wyo. He enjoys fishing.

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