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In the News

Visit this page to see when APBP is featured in the news.

2019: Restorative Radio

APBP’s media relations coordinator Gabriella Pishotti spoke about APBP on Episode 7 of the Restorative Radio project. Her interview begins at 23:15.

2019: WBOY 12 News

APBP’s media relations coordinator Gabriella Pishotti was interviewed by WBOY 12 News. In the interview, she spoke about how APBP works as well as how the community can support our project.

2018: BuzzFeed News

APBP was recently featured in BuzzFeed News! Read the article, This Appalachian Nonprofit Puts Books in the Hands of Inmates Who Need Them, to learn about how we got started, what we do, and how we do it.

2017: Eberly Magazine Studies Education Behind Bars

Eberly Magazine‘s “A Voice for Those on the Other Side of the Wall” features APBP and the Inside-Out program.

2015: Focus

The March/April issue of Focus included an article about Katy Ryan, APBP’s founder, called “Reading Between the Bars: A WVU professor takes on social injustice by sending books to prisoners.”

2015: WV Living Magazine

WV Living Magazine wrote a short feature about Katy Ryan and APBP: “This Matters to Katy Ryan.”

2014: Feature on Past Board Member Mike Buso

Read about Mike Buso’s wonderful contributions to APBP and his graduate research in Eberly Magazine‘s “Redefining the English Ph.D., One Passion Project at a Time.”

2014: The Daily Athenaeum

Katy Ryan, founder of APBP, was recognized in The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University’s student newspaper. Read more in the article, “WVU associate professor awarded for leadership with Prison Book Project.”

2012: The Daily Athenaeum

APBP was featured in The Daily Athenaeum twice in 2012. In August, the student newspaper published a profile of our organization: “University project gives books to inmates.” They also reviewed APBP’s successful 123 Pleasant Street benefit concert.

2011: The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation gave APBP a shout-out on their website. Read the piece: “Help the Appalachian Prison Book Project.”

2011: The Daily Athenaeum

APBP was the subject of a piece in West Virginia University’s student newspaper. Read The Daily Athenaeum article, called “Book project to accept donations for prisoners.”

2011: The Dominion Post

APBP was featured in The Dominion Post. View a PDF of the article: “WVU prison project connects inmates with reading material.”

2011: WVU Journalism Blog Features APBP

Toni Cekada, a student in the West Virginia University Department of Journalism, wrote the an article called “Books through Bars” about the work we do at APBP.