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Editor & Publisher: EHRP Helps Journalists Living in Poverty

Traditionally, journalists were taught not to become part of the stories they were reporting — to remain outside the story to maintain their objectivity. Because of the severe contraction of the news industry and the uncertainty of working as a freelancer, some journalists have experienced poverty and food insecurity. Becoming part of the story is often critical to their articles being published. The financial and distribution support of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP) is helping those journalists recover from the trauma of being without a job and sometimes homeless.

“For some of our pieces, the journalists report about hard times they’ve experienced. Many accomplished journalists have had to receive food stamps and unemployment or have been homeless,” Alissa Quart, executive director of EHRP, said.

Read the full article in Editor & Publisher.

Save An Endangered Species: Journalists

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project supports independent journalists so they can create gripping stories which often counter the typical disparaging narratives about inequality. This high-quality journalism is then co-published with mainstream media outlets mobilizing readers to address systemic economic hardship.

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