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ASEF Journalist Workshop at the Easeland Hotel in Guangzhou, China, May 7-11, 2016. Photo courtesy of ASEF

Journalists Around the World Should Connect with One Another

There are enormous amount of stories which are overlooked by Asian media which might be important to the European audience vice versa. It is unfortunate that we don’t know about each other’s countries beyond what is reported by international media giants which are controlling the narratives.

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Spotlight Wins Best Picture, But Can It Save Journalism?

There has been a lot of investigative reports in Indonesia but in the age of social media, the impact is not the same as it used to be. The way people consume news is very different.

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Writing Indonesia

A few weeks ago I learned about these Google Tools which journalists could use to better visualize their stories. They are great and some are free. Then I also found these great tools to help visualize my story more, here and here I’ve been wanting to play around with them and to familiarize myself with them I decided to experiment using Google Maps and make a map of datelines of articles I am most proud of. Hope you like it.

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Hello world!

Welcome to nivellrayda.com. My Name is Nivell Rayda. I am a journalist, editor and author of a Narrative Non Fiction novel tentatively titled “This Home Was Never Mine” about religious persecution in Indonesia. I will be sharing posts, Q&As, videos about the thought process, research, techniques and challenges behind the book for educational and promotional purposes. Another thing I want to share are news articles which I wrote, involved in the editing process and those which are inspiring to me….

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