Conflict News is creating Conflict Reporting and Journalism
4

patrons

$13
per month
A World In Conflict

Feel like the world is falling apart more and more with each passing day? With at least 5 major wars playing out across 3 continents, it definitely feels that way. Whether or not this is the case, a major difference between this bout of conflict and what has occurred in the past in is the way it is being covered by the media.

Whereas in the past large media organisations have had to pay to send correspondents to the far flung corners of the world in order to gather reports, these days we live in a world where almost everybody is connected. Through the internet, mobile devices and social media, it is now easier than ever before to connect with locals on the ground and receive information about events far before the mainstream media arrives.

This, combined with the fact that many conflict zones, especially Syria and Libya, are becoming too dangerous for journalists to easily cover, means there is a need for a new kind of reporting. Such an operation would have to able to collate the huge amount of footage and newsbytes coming out of these areas, verify and contextualize it and then present it in an easily transmittable manner.



Enter Conflict News...

Conflict News started as project on Reddit reporting on the Syrian Civil War and the crisis in Ukraine, however rapidly grew to become a bigger project. Currently we run:

  • Our own site featuring in-house content, giving deep analysis on conflict zones (conflict-news.com)
  • Live blogs providing info on ongoing wars 
  • A highly successful Twitter feed with breaking news regarding, war, geopolitics and global terrorism (@Conflicts)
  • Video verification, geolocation and contextualization
  • Maps of conflict zones and active front lines

Our team is made up of 6 key contributors based in Europe and the US. We source our news from a wide range of contacts and sources around the world.

Our information disseminated on Twitter and our site is highly regarded within the journalistic community, with many well-known journalists following us, and major outlets such as Foreign Policy, The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed News sourcing information from us. In addition, we have been mentioned on-air multiple times by Kay Burley of Sky News.

To manage all of this however takes a large portion of our time, which we have to balance with other working commitments. We hope to turn Conflict News into a full time operation for those of us involved, and are looking to upgrade, expand and improve all of our content. We hope with your support, we can achieve this goal, and will work tirelessly towards bring you the fastest, most accurate, and most in-depth reporting from areas in dire need of global attention.

Who are we?
As a team of editors from all over the world, we all have our own personalities and our own motivations for providing this service. We thought a personal introduction might help you get to ‘know’ us a little better.

Gissur Simonarson (@GissiSim) 
I'm the old man of the group - I've been working as a web designer/developer for 16 years and a huge tech geek in general. I've always been really interested in world events, and especially geopolitical struggles and conflicts. I’ve used social media a lot in my IT career to gather information on the latest web development trends etc., but I soon began to see the huge potential it had for breaking news stories and covering conflicts where reporters are not able to go. So after a while of just being a big news enthusiast, I decided to use my passion for news to create Conflict News, and try to shed some light on conflicts around the world that are far too under reported. We at Conflict News need you to sponsor us so we can give conflict reporting the time and effort it really deserves.
Michael Cruickshank (@MJ_Cruickshank)
I'm a 25-year-old freelance journalist based in Berlin. As well as having a professional interest in the news, knowing what is going on in the world and communicating it with others is also a point of personal pride for me. At Conflict News, I have been able to put my news-gathering skills to the test and - alongside the rest of the team - have managed to find ways to beat the mainstream media at their own game. 

.
.

Kyle Glen (@K_JG1992)
Hi, my name is Kyle Glen. I'm a 22 year old social media editor from Wales. I became interested in the influence social media had during the Arab Spring, and then as a result the Syrian civil war. Over the last few years I have followed wars closely through social media before joining the Ukrainian Conflict team in March 204, from there we created the Conflict News account and related subreddit and website. Conflict News needs patrons so that we can carry on bringing you the best coverage from around the globe.

Julia Arciga (@JuliaArciga)
Hi guys! I am Julia Arciga, another journalist working with Conflict News. Based in Washington DC, and with a background in online reporting, I am able to provide CN with a wealth of expertise and original reporting for their site. I also have been contributing to their live feed reporting, making sure that a news is broken as it happens, even when the other members of Conflict News (in Europe) are asleep. With more funding, I hope that we can turn Conflict News into a major player in the live news game! 

Erielle Delzer (@erielledelzer)
Privyet! - I am Erielle Delzer, the newest addition to Conflict News. I aspire to be become a leading journalist reporting on global affairs and international politics. While originally from the US, I have a Russian/Prussian heritage and am currently based in Paris. Fluent in English, Russian and French, I help Conflict News both with their live news reporting as well as through my own articles published on their site. I hope that with your contribution, Conflict News can expand to tackle a greater number of difficult topics across a wider range of media.

Stephen Tuite (@Stephen2It)
Hello, my name is Stephen Tuite and I am currently a Graduate student of Social Work that lives in Aurora, Illinois (yes, the home of Wayne and Garth of Wayne’s World) near Chicago. I have had a life long interest in World Events, Culture, Religion (especially Islam), Sectarianism and Peace and Conflict Studies. Currently, my main interest in the Peace and Conflict Studies realm is the situation in Syria. Thanks for reading; we hope we can keep giving you news for a long time to come!
Goals
$13 of $100 per month
Currently, we have been running a live feeds on conflicts in a number of regions based on a filtered version of our Twitter feed. We would love to have the ability to expand the capabilities of these feeds to they are more easily navigable and more regularly updated.
1 of 7
A World In Conflict

Feel like the world is falling apart more and more with each passing day? With at least 5 major wars playing out across 3 continents, it definitely feels that way. Whether or not this is the case, a major difference between this bout of conflict and what has occurred in the past in is the way it is being covered by the media.

Whereas in the past large media organisations have had to pay to send correspondents to the far flung corners of the world in order to gather reports, these days we live in a world where almost everybody is connected. Through the internet, mobile devices and social media, it is now easier than ever before to connect with locals on the ground and receive information about events far before the mainstream media arrives.

This, combined with the fact that many conflict zones, especially Syria and Libya, are becoming too dangerous for journalists to easily cover, means there is a need for a new kind of reporting. Such an operation would have to able to collate the huge amount of footage and newsbytes coming out of these areas, verify and contextualize it and then present it in an easily transmittable manner.



Enter Conflict News...

Conflict News started as project on Reddit reporting on the Syrian Civil War and the crisis in Ukraine, however rapidly grew to become a bigger project. Currently we run:

  • Our own site featuring in-house content, giving deep analysis on conflict zones (conflict-news.com)
  • Live blogs providing info on ongoing wars 
  • A highly successful Twitter feed with breaking news regarding, war, geopolitics and global terrorism (@Conflicts)
  • Video verification, geolocation and contextualization
  • Maps of conflict zones and active front lines

Our team is made up of 6 key contributors based in Europe and the US. We source our news from a wide range of contacts and sources around the world.

Our information disseminated on Twitter and our site is highly regarded within the journalistic community, with many well-known journalists following us, and major outlets such as Foreign Policy, The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed News sourcing information from us. In addition, we have been mentioned on-air multiple times by Kay Burley of Sky News.

To manage all of this however takes a large portion of our time, which we have to balance with other working commitments. We hope to turn Conflict News into a full time operation for those of us involved, and are looking to upgrade, expand and improve all of our content. We hope with your support, we can achieve this goal, and will work tirelessly towards bring you the fastest, most accurate, and most in-depth reporting from areas in dire need of global attention.

Who are we?
As a team of editors from all over the world, we all have our own personalities and our own motivations for providing this service. We thought a personal introduction might help you get to ‘know’ us a little better.

Gissur Simonarson (@GissiSim) 
I'm the old man of the group - I've been working as a web designer/developer for 16 years and a huge tech geek in general. I've always been really interested in world events, and especially geopolitical struggles and conflicts. I’ve used social media a lot in my IT career to gather information on the latest web development trends etc., but I soon began to see the huge potential it had for breaking news stories and covering conflicts where reporters are not able to go. So after a while of just being a big news enthusiast, I decided to use my passion for news to create Conflict News, and try to shed some light on conflicts around the world that are far too under reported. We at Conflict News need you to sponsor us so we can give conflict reporting the time and effort it really deserves.
Michael Cruickshank (@MJ_Cruickshank)
I'm a 25-year-old freelance journalist based in Berlin. As well as having a professional interest in the news, knowing what is going on in the world and communicating it with others is also a point of personal pride for me. At Conflict News, I have been able to put my news-gathering skills to the test and - alongside the rest of the team - have managed to find ways to beat the mainstream media at their own game. 

.
.

Kyle Glen (@K_JG1992)
Hi, my name is Kyle Glen. I'm a 22 year old social media editor from Wales. I became interested in the influence social media had during the Arab Spring, and then as a result the Syrian civil war. Over the last few years I have followed wars closely through social media before joining the Ukrainian Conflict team in March 204, from there we created the Conflict News account and related subreddit and website. Conflict News needs patrons so that we can carry on bringing you the best coverage from around the globe.

Julia Arciga (@JuliaArciga)
Hi guys! I am Julia Arciga, another journalist working with Conflict News. Based in Washington DC, and with a background in online reporting, I am able to provide CN with a wealth of expertise and original reporting for their site. I also have been contributing to their live feed reporting, making sure that a news is broken as it happens, even when the other members of Conflict News (in Europe) are asleep. With more funding, I hope that we can turn Conflict News into a major player in the live news game! 

Erielle Delzer (@erielledelzer)
Privyet! - I am Erielle Delzer, the newest addition to Conflict News. I aspire to be become a leading journalist reporting on global affairs and international politics. While originally from the US, I have a Russian/Prussian heritage and am currently based in Paris. Fluent in English, Russian and French, I help Conflict News both with their live news reporting as well as through my own articles published on their site. I hope that with your contribution, Conflict News can expand to tackle a greater number of difficult topics across a wider range of media.

Stephen Tuite (@Stephen2It)
Hello, my name is Stephen Tuite and I am currently a Graduate student of Social Work that lives in Aurora, Illinois (yes, the home of Wayne and Garth of Wayne’s World) near Chicago. I have had a life long interest in World Events, Culture, Religion (especially Islam), Sectarianism and Peace and Conflict Studies. Currently, my main interest in the Peace and Conflict Studies realm is the situation in Syria. Thanks for reading; we hope we can keep giving you news for a long time to come!

Recent posts by Conflict News