Posted On: May 14, 2013
Media Organization: Occupy.com
Occupy.com, a global news/analysis website that grew out of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City, seeks current and graduating journalism students to report and write on the important economic, social, political and environmental issues affecting our communities and our country.
Your past experience/clips/resume are not so important as your desire to tell real stories about real people, using accurate facts and strong reporting to illuminate the problems we are facing as a community, a nation, a planet -- and also the solutions, reforms and resistance that are helping steer us, particularly the young generation, in a new direction.
This could mean digging into the student debt crisis; writing about the impacts of unemployment in your area; profiling different activists/organizations/cooperatives; reporting on protests and movements against coal/tar sands/fracking, or austerity/budget cuts/school closings, etc; exploring community solutions, co-ops and new platforms that are helping people improve their local economies and cope with government cuts; features on innovative energy or transportation projects, affordable housing plans, organic farming, etc; creative policy ideas or emerging social/political agendas that cross party lines; youth participation in developing movements (fossil fuel divestments for example); investigative pieces on financial/political crimes and the influence of corporate money on our electoral system... we are open to many many stories and we welcome your ideas!
First familiarize yourself with Occupy.com, so you get a sense of the Occupy "lens," then send us a brief note about yourself, i.e., your background, interests, and stories you'd like to cover. Include a few clips if possible, along with a resume, and we'll get back to you! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and please cc to Michael Levitin (email@example.com).