EHRP Essay Featured in Hyperallergic, American Press Institute Newsletters
Alissa Quart’s essay, “Let’s make journalism work for those not born into an elite class,” was recently highlighted in Required Reading, a weekly newsletter by the online arts magazine Hyperallergic. Quart’s call-to-action was also featured in the American Press Institute’s Need to Know newsletter:
Many journalists who are not from “elite” backgrounds have found the industry unnavigable and unwelcoming, writes Alissa Quart. Editors often make inaccurate assumptions about resources that are available to writers, while publications’ delayed and sporadic payments can make it difficult for freelancers to make a living. Quart says that news outlets should take inspiration from street papers, publications that are by and for unhoused people. Editors at these publications work hard to be inclusive; an editor at Seattle’s Real Change said he would accept handwritten articles and type them up himself.