Help Feet in 2 Worlds Cover the 2022 Midterm Elections
Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting story pitches for our upcoming series, “Immigrants in a Divided Country.” The series will explore the current political landscape from the perspective of immigrants - including voters, and non-voters, citizens, legal residents and undocumented people.
We are looking for stories about voting and political activism in immigrant communities, flash points in the culture wars, and efforts to bring together people from diverse communities and perspectives. Story pitches can include a variety of formats, including podcast, text, images and video. Some of the subjects we are interested in include guns and gun control, voting rights, abortion and abortion rights, police violence, global warming, economic policy, and energy policy.
Pitch us today. You can submit a pitch here. The deadline to send us your pitch is July 15, 2022.
Introducing Fi2W's New Reporting Fellow Majd Al-Waheidi
We are thrilled to welcome Majd Al-Waheidi, our 2022 Reporting Fellow.
Majd is a reporter based in Brooklyn. She grew up in the Gaza Strip, where she reported for The New York Times before moving to the U.S. to earn her M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
During her fellowship, Majd will report in text and audio on the immigrant experience of elections, using data to drive her journalism.
Majd will be mentored by Angilee Shah, the Editor-in-Chief of the nonprofit news organization Charlottesville Tomorrow, in Central Virginia, along with former Fi2W fellow and current Chair of the Fi2W Board of Directors Martina Guzman, and Fi2W Executive Producer John Rudolph.
Welcome Our New Intern, Bryanna Paz!
Bryanna Paz is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where they received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Ethnic Studies. As an undergraduate, they worked as the news director of their campus radio station to empower students of color and encourage them to write stories on their own terms. Last summer, they interned at KALW, a San Francisco-based radio station, where they published an audio piece about the struggles of first-generation, low-income college students working unpaid internships.
She is one of thirteen veteran and emerging journalism leaders selected to participate in this year's cohort, which will work on practical solutions to address the industry’s long-standing neglect of underserved communities. Their projects will address news and information gaps, systemic racism and the deterioration of legacy local news outlets.
Martina is the second Fi2W alum in back to back years to be selected for this distinguished fellowship- Maritza L. Félix participated in last year's program.
Your contribution supports reporting by immigrant journalists and our highly successful program that brings immigrant voices to mainstream media. Thank you!
Fi2W is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, an anonymous donor and readers like you.