Tag: storyhunter

by Julie Keck

1. US midterm elections: An online guide to find where to vote, track results (Alex Howard / TechRepublic) 2. Digital to overtake TV ad spending in 2 years, says Forrester (Tim Peterson / AdAge) 3. The Texas Tribune is 5 years old and sustainable. Now what? (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Taylor Swift vs. […] more »

by Jaron Gilinsky

On September 16, 2013, journalists Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova were traveling in Northern Syria along with four rebel soldiers they had hired for protection. At a checkpoint near the town of Tal-Abyad, armed, bearded men took their passports and whisked the group of six to a makeshift detention facility. Two weeks later, the […] more »

by Carlos Cabrera

In light of the recent protests in Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela, it’s more important than ever to revisit how freelance journalists can protect themselves. When all is calm, a freelance journalist’s mind is constantly thinking of story ideas. Evergreen features, investigations and life-long obsessions churn in your brain. You’re pitching and waiting. Waiting and then […] more »

by Alex Ragir

The Mexican youth movement #YoSoy132 shook up the debate before the country’s presidential elections in July. Now that the ballots have closed, #YoSoy132 is trying to find its footing in the nation’s political scene. Students like Santino Bucio, a #YoSoy132 spokesman, still organize nationwide marches, accusing President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of voter fraud and the […] more »

by Alex Ragir

Just before the Syrian revolution became increasingly violent eight months ago, Hussein worked for his family’s real estate company showing apartments around the city of Quasir. That all ended when frequent bombings and gunfire between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and Syrian rebels turned the country into one of the most dangerous places in the world. […] more »