WyoFile’s mission is to inform and engage Wyoming through in-depth reporting in the public interest.
WyoFile leads the Wyoming news media ecosystem in covering critical topics of public interest, publishing statewide accountability journalism that makes up the overwhelming majority of original reporting in Wyoming. In a state with a small population and national political influence, local news is critically important.
With support from the American Journalism Project, WyoFile aims to grow its base of support and readership to become the primary source of civic news in Wyoming.
Matthew Copeland brings nearly two decades of management, professional communications and community engagement experience to his role at Wyofile — more than half of it with Wyoming nonprofits. He is an award-winning writer who began his relationship with WyoFile as a freelance reporter. In 2016 he served as WyoFile’s interim editor and was instrumental in rapidly expanding both readership and reader engagement. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Matthew studied as a Howard Hughes Scholar of the Life Sciences and competed as a student athlete at Penn State, then served a six-year corporate sentence in the internet technology industry. Upon escape he found his way home to Wyoming where he met his wife, started a family and was thoroughly ruined for a life lived anywhere else. Matthew is an avid hunter, angler and wild-country junkie who believes that facts matter, integrity is nonnegotiable, and that nothing is as powerful as a good story well told.