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.
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