Frequently asked questions

What regions do you cover?

Our contributors are based in the East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and North Carolina area. However, we cover the entire Appalachian Mountain Region stretching across 13 states.

How can I contribute?

If you have information on a possible story, you can contact us by phone at 423-429-6552, by email at, or by contacting us on any of our social media websites.

How do you pick your next topic?

Our students and contributors discuss what topic will be reported on before the beginning of each semester. If you have a suggeston, feel free to contact us. We love hearing your opinions!

Who oversees this project?

Overlooked in Appalachia is an East Tennessee State University student ran magazine. Department of Media and Communications students run the magazine per class assignments and/or internship credits. Dr. Mimi Perreault supervises the entire project.

This project was born out of a desire to cover the issues that face our community and region, specifically the Appalachian Highlands, The Blue Ridge Mountains, and Greater Appalachia.