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Now that I have a new personal website, time to reintroduce myself!
I'm the Editor-in-Chief of @thexylom, an award-winning (!), nonprofit, Gen-Z-run newsroom covering the communities influencing and being shaped by science 🧪
I'm also part of the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing, Class of 2024!
Honored to deliver this The Anthem Awards acceptance speech on behalf of our @thexylom team, where we were named a Silver Winner in News & Journalism, Sustainability, Environment, & Climate.
Our message is simple: Support local, independent, nonprofit journalism; our democracy depends on it.
Donate to science journalism that makes an impact: https://opencollective.com/thexylom
Good news: The Baltimore Sun will not die by a thousand paper cuts from a hedge fund.
The bad news: it's now owned by the guy who owns Sinclair.
Ahem, what does AJC Publisher Andrew Morse mean by "the right way" here?
The way @thexylom has done our reporting that led to the NYTimes crediting us for "The Revival of Local Journalism", or one that's broken basic conflict of interest disclosure rules?
(Courtesy of GORA4ORRAU (@InoperableSink)/Twitter)
For those pondering about their New Year's resolutions: a child born in 2011 (!) Just broke Tetris
Our 2024 Newsroom Fellowship is fully funded thanks to you and a commitment from LION Publishers!🥳
Why does this matter? Because audience donations make up 30% of our revenue. It’s simple: without you, we don’t exist. And with your support, we can do more essential reporting.
But we’re not done yet. The national funders behind NewsMatch have given us one more challenge: Can you help us reach another $1,000 by midnight TONIGHT?
Beat the buzzer: https://opencollective.com/thexylom
Why has nobody talked about Little Rock, AR straight-up demolishing the I-30 Cloverleaf Interchange, freeing up blocks of walkable, streetcar-accessible parcels downtown? (April 2019 vs. December 2023)
Um my environmental coverage of "Cop City" for @thexylom got on the New York Times ???? 🤯
A 10-year-old and his father were exploring a Rhode Island bike path when they found a species of mushroom that had never before been recorded in the state. — ecoRI News City officials in Atlanta have made multiple false claims about their “environmental stewardship” of its public safety training center, dubbed “Cop City.” — The Xylom Some of Memphis’s best barbecue is served at a gun range, forcing some eaters to choose between their palates and politics. — The Food Section
Thrilled to be included in the first-ever map+directory of the AAPI community media landscape, created by the Newmark J School's Center for Community Media!
We are currently 100% staffed by Asian immigrants; our stories have been published in Chinese, Tagalog, and Nepali!
One of the most prominent Democratic Party-aligned law firms, Elias Legal Group—led by noted election lawyer Marc Elias—has waded into the legal battle surrounding the proposed ballot referendum for Atlanta’s Public Safety Training Center (PSTC), better known as “Cop City.”
We are Gen-Z, and we live at the cutting edge of journalism. That means covering real solutions to the climate crisis. Even @soljourno approves!
This #GivingNewsDay, join our good troublemakers and help us meet our goal of 25 new donors?
Give now: http://opencollective.com/thexylom
BREAKING via Bryan L. Sells: The 11th Circuit reverses a decision that struck down the at-large method of electing members of the Public Service Commission. The court holds that GA's choice of at-large elections overrides the Voting Rights Act because of federalism concerns.
Georgia, a majority-minority state, has never elected a single non-white Public Service Commissioner in its entire history, due to its at-large election method.
From WaPo: "The media nonprofit’s union wants to stop a collaboration with a newspaper whose reporters are on strike. Editors say the story is more important than solidarity: ‘We’ve got to do journalism on this’ "
As of today, we officially have more Mastodon followers than on Twitter/ X! 🥳
We believe in meeting our audience where they're at. It's easy to find us on Mastodon, Bluesky, Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook, Threads, and Post; we have the same handle @thexylom everywhere!