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Call for Story Pitches: After the Storm – Tracking the Puerto Rican Exodus

Extended deadline to submit your pitch is February 28th.  

Residents of Utuado, Puerto Rico were stranded after Hurricane Maria by washed out roads and mudslides; photo: Eric D. Woodall

The next Fi2W online magazine will report on migration triggered by climate change.  Our focus will be the mass exodus of Puerto Ricans from the island to the U.S. mainland following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the migration of residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands to the mainland.

Our coverage will examine the impact on communities where Puerto Rican climate migrants are settling as well as changes in their relationship to the communities they left behind.

We will explore the challenges facing people arriving on the mainland as well as the social, economic and political transformation of cities and states with large Puerto Rican populations such as New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Illinois.

We will tell this story through individual narratives as well as more broad-based reporting that explores what it means to be a climate refugee, and the implications of this phenomenon for the nation as a whole.

We are looking for stories in any medium – feature articles, audio, video, photo essay, or maps – that help bring a deeper understanding to these complex issues.   Story pitches should be submitted in English. Stories may be published in English and Spanish.

Areas to explore include:

  • How the storms have changed relationships between Puerto Ricans on the mainland and the island -within families, in community-to-community connections, and in philanthropy within the Puerto Rican community.
  • How recovery has varied for those with family or friends on the mainland and those without those connections.
  • The political impact of the storms both on the mainland and the island.
  • New trends and ideas in Puerto Rican arts, culture and sustainability practices that have been prompted or inspired by the storms.
  • How are challenges of housing, education and jobs being met on the mainland?
  • Connections between the post-hurricane recovery and the Puerto Rico economic crisis.
  • How are communities in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands working towards climate change mitigation and adaptation to lessen the impact of future storms?
  • Lessons for planners, emergency management agencies and other local agencies in cities that have received climate refugees.

Deadline to submit your pitch is February 28th.  

To submit your pitch, or for questions, contact Rachael Bongiorno at rbongiorno@newschool.edu

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, an anonymous donor and readers like you.

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Katherine Hernandez is Fi2W’s New Food Reporting Fellow

An Afro-Latina writer with an interest in food and culture.

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Welcome to the 2016 Election Issue of Fi2W’s Online Magazine

A message from Fi2W’s Executive Producer

The general election is November 2 - Photo: Rob Boudon/flickr
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Job Opportunity at Fi2W- Bilingue Editor, Election App for Latino Millennials

Feet in 2 Worlds is looking for a bilingual editor/multimedia journalist to coordinate our election coverage focused on young Latino voters. We’re developing a mobile app called VOTO2016 that will engage Latino millennials in the 2016 presidential election. The app will have a stream of original and curated content including news stories and analysis of the candidates and the issues. VOTO2016 will feature short sharable videos and will be in both Spanish and English.

Work with an award-winning news organization on a unique public service journalism project.

The editor will work with Fi2W staff and the app developers to help set the editorial tone for  VOTO2016 and will be the main point person for acquiring original content and curating content from a wide range of news sources. The editor may also write and produce video content for the app.

An opportunity for an energetic and highly creative multimedia journalist. We’re looking for someone willing to experiment with new ways to engage potential voters who are part of a pivotal segment of the U.S. electorate.

Specific requirements:

  •      Multimedia skills, especially video production for the Web.
  •      Fluent in Spanish and English.
  •      Previous experience covering elections and/or government in the U.S.
  •      Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of journalists, producers, app developers and partners in media and the non-profit sector.
  •      Must be located in or close to New York City.

This is a temporary position that will last through the November election.

To apply please send your resume, a cover letter and three examples of your work to contact@feetin2worlds.org.

Application deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Check out the event that kicked off our 2016 campaign coverage here.

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation, an anonymous donor and readers like you. Additional funding for VOTO2016 comes from a crowd source campaign on Beacon.

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Fi2W Film Series Celebrates NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

Join us at The New School on April 21 – 23 for a film series exploring immigrant experiences in film.

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Coming to the Table: Immigrant Women and Food – A Fi2W Event at The New School

Taste foods from around the world and hear from women chefs and writers.

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Apply Now for a Fi2W Journalism Internship

New School students can apply now for internships focused on New York City immigrants and ethnic media.

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Fi2W Wins Top Honors Among NYC’s Ethnic and Community Media

Feet in 2 Worlds took home three Ippies Awards on Thursday night. Five Fi2W journalists received awards for stories broadcast and published in 2013.