Samantha Asumadu is creating Journalism that challenges mainstream media narratives
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Samantha Asumadu is a former breaking news reporter and documentary filmmaker. She is the founder of Media Diversified, Edmalia Ltd: TV, Talent and Crisis Management, The Trashies Awards, and the Bare Lit Festival.

Her journalism has taken her to East Africa, where she covered stories such as acid attacks, blood minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Kampala bombings of 2010 for outlets including CNN, Deutsche Welle, Sky News, France 24 and Agence France Presse. Her first documentary, The Super Ladies, which tells the story of three Ugandan women rally drivers, was first broadcast by Aljazeera English in 2009. Additionally, she has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, Black Ballad, Ceasefire Magazine and the New Statesman, and has been interviewed by the British Black List,  New Left ProjectThe New York TimesJournalism NewsGal-dem, , The Artist Taxi Driver and The Independent.

She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and served on the advisory panel for the British Film institute's Black Star Season.

Currently she is putting together a book called The Wannabe about her time as a foreign correspondent in East Africa, including interviews with up to 26 women war and foreign correspondents. She is also working with the Stuart Hall Foundation on a research project.

You can make one off donations via my PayPal account HERE

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Book excerpts/sneak peeks from #TheWannabe (if my publisher, when I get one allows this) 
  • Highlighting other people's work that I like or think deserves a signal boost
  • E-pamphlets/ebooks of paywalled writing 
  • Audio of some of the talks I do that not everyone gets to see.

REGULAR INCOME FROM MY PATREON SUPPORTERS ALLOWS ME TO
  • pay my bills, bills, bills
  • contribute to other great platforms who aren't currently able to pay writers: 
I love that I now have chats with @libcomorg #onhere. Think I will try to pitch an article to you on #FFS410. I am interviewing some people, Brazilian worker from Manchester, Kurdistan asylum seeker, a French deliveroo driver & an aanoymous @IWW_IWOC organiser. Prob a long piece https://t.co/K2nun4686y
— Samantha Asumadu (@honestlyAbroad) October 7, 2018
We don't have a way to pay people for articles atm but that is definitely something we would publish.
— libcom dot org (@libcomorg) October 8, 2018
Tiers
Tier 1
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
*Public shoutout on social media thanking you for your support!

*Early access to select articles before they go live



Tier 2
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
*Public shoutout on social media thanking you for your support!

*Early access to select articles before they go live


PLUS


*Regular mailout letting you know what I'm up to - speaking engagements, event appearances, etc - and highlighting news items and websites of interest from around the internet.

Tier 3
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
*Public shoutout on social media thanking you for your support!

*Early access to select articles before they go live

*Regular mailout letting you know what I'm up to - speaking engagements, event appearances, etc - and highlighting news items and websites of interest from around the internet.


PLUS


*Progress updates on The Wannabe, my anthology collecting the firsthand stories of women war correspondents

Samantha Asumadu is a former breaking news reporter and documentary filmmaker. She is the founder of Media Diversified, Edmalia Ltd: TV, Talent and Crisis Management, The Trashies Awards, and the Bare Lit Festival.

Her journalism has taken her to East Africa, where she covered stories such as acid attacks, blood minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Kampala bombings of 2010 for outlets including CNN, Deutsche Welle, Sky News, France 24 and Agence France Presse. Her first documentary, The Super Ladies, which tells the story of three Ugandan women rally drivers, was first broadcast by Aljazeera English in 2009. Additionally, she has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, Black Ballad, Ceasefire Magazine and the New Statesman, and has been interviewed by the British Black List,  New Left ProjectThe New York TimesJournalism NewsGal-dem, , The Artist Taxi Driver and The Independent.

She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and served on the advisory panel for the British Film institute's Black Star Season.

Currently she is putting together a book called The Wannabe about her time as a foreign correspondent in East Africa, including interviews with up to 26 women war and foreign correspondents. She is also working with the Stuart Hall Foundation on a research project.

You can make one off donations via my PayPal account HERE

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Book excerpts/sneak peeks from #TheWannabe (if my publisher, when I get one allows this) 
  • Highlighting other people's work that I like or think deserves a signal boost
  • E-pamphlets/ebooks of paywalled writing 
  • Audio of some of the talks I do that not everyone gets to see.

REGULAR INCOME FROM MY PATREON SUPPORTERS ALLOWS ME TO
  • pay my bills, bills, bills
  • contribute to other great platforms who aren't currently able to pay writers: 
I love that I now have chats with @libcomorg #onhere. Think I will try to pitch an article to you on #FFS410. I am interviewing some people, Brazilian worker from Manchester, Kurdistan asylum seeker, a French deliveroo driver & an aanoymous @IWW_IWOC organiser. Prob a long piece https://t.co/K2nun4686y
— Samantha Asumadu (@honestlyAbroad) October 7, 2018
We don't have a way to pay people for articles atm but that is definitely something we would publish.
— libcom dot org (@libcomorg) October 8, 2018

Recent posts by Samantha Asumadu

Tiers
Tier 1
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
*Public shoutout on social media thanking you for your support!

*Early access to select articles before they go live



Tier 2
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
*Public shoutout on social media thanking you for your support!

*Early access to select articles before they go live


PLUS


*Regular mailout letting you know what I'm up to - speaking engagements, event appearances, etc - and highlighting news items and websites of interest from around the internet.

Tier 3
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
*Public shoutout on social media thanking you for your support!

*Early access to select articles before they go live

*Regular mailout letting you know what I'm up to - speaking engagements, event appearances, etc - and highlighting news items and websites of interest from around the internet.


PLUS


*Progress updates on The Wannabe, my anthology collecting the firsthand stories of women war correspondents