Hi! Here are three ways you can support my work –
1.) A financial donation
If you're on this page, you may already be familiar with my work. But a quick recap: My name is Roz and I’m a journalist, focused on foreign affairs, women's rights, Internet culture, and humanitarian crises. I was previously a senior reporter at BuzzFeed News.
About the reporting I do: As a journalist, I often report from underreported parts of the world, focus on underserved issues, and look to find stories that holds powerful people to account. In the last year, I've exposed how British tabloids exploit single mothers living in poverty, tracked down a man in Germany who fabricated a fake news story to stir up anti-refugee anger, and prompted the Burundi government to condemn me as 'fake news' by documenting how they're using misinformation to stir civil war.
I'm also committed to accurate, sensitive, coverage of vulnerable groups and people, such as survivors of domestic violence, and those fleeing from conflict and violence. In 2017, I've interviewed the two sons of a father who shot his wife and daughter dead; documented how sexual violence is prevalent on the refugee route between Libya and Italy, while reporting onboard a rescue boat; and travelled across Central America to dig deep into how gender-based violence is fuelling migration, while also investigating why transgender people are being killed by gangs in El Salvador. All of my reporting can be read here.
My reporting recently led me to being awarded a 2018 Ochberg Fellowship by Colombia University's Dart Center, which recognises journalists who are committed to "plumbing the depths of violence, conflict and aftermath, reporting with courage and lucidity on the most challenging human experiences."
To the point: As a freelancer, I don't make a living from my reports alone, and I rely on things like grants and commissions. Although I enjoy my work, I chose to also make some sacrifices to do what I do, and producing my work can sometimes be expensive.
Every so often, I receive a message from somebody who has read my reporting, kindly asking how they can financially support my journalism. So, I’ve set up an option for readers – if they like my reporting, can afford to, feel compelled to, and would like to see more of my work – to financially support my journalism.
If you do decide to support my work, thank you for your generosity, it's greatly appreciated. You can do so with a one-off pledge or with a monthly sum, using the Donate button below.
2.) Commission me
Another way to support my journalism is to commission me to write and report for you, or to give a talk/speak on a panel at your event or university (here are some events/television spots I've spoken on in recent years.)
Or if you're an NGO or other organisation with a budget, and would like to discuss opportunities for me to report on your work in the field, then please get in touch.
Drop me a line and say hello: firstname.lastname@example.org
3.) Send me a story, tip, or pitch
I'm always on the look out for stories, especially if it's an exclusive, holds powerful people to account, or offers a fresh perspective on issues that I cover.
If its a sensitive subject/tip off, you can contact me in confidence here: email@example.com. Alternatively, you can contact me on Signal or WhatsApp, upon request.
Otherwise, my Twitter DM's are always open, and I'm reachable on my normal email: firstname.lastname@example.org