Follow along as our FLUXers report and explore stories from and about Oregon.
5 cool things about being on FLUX Magazine staff
As writers we try to create a picture with words, but this was the first time I’d had a photographer working with me to make the story really come alive.
The power of youth
As a relatively young journalist, I learn something new about reporting and writing every day. No that’s not an exaggeration; be it during classes, an interview or a casual conversation with a friend in the field, I am always digesting new information about my future profession.
Flux is a capstone publication. It is honestly an honor to be placed among the ranks of some of the smartest, most articulate people I have ever had the pleasure to meet, let alone work with.
Reporting on Occupy Medical
Reporting on Occupy Medical was one of the most rewarding stories I’ve covered to date, yet also the most challenging. It was a difficult place to work, building up trust was a major component of the process and I found myself going for hours at a time without being able to take a single picture.
A chance to be inspired
One of the greatest gifts that FLUX has given me was the opportunity to meet the subject of my story – a young man named Mohammad. He provided incredible insight into what life is like as an international student for my piece; however, he had so much more to tell. His story was so fascinating and complex, but not everything could fit in FLUX.
A peek into Art As Action
From the outside the warehouse is a non-descript unit in a suburban complex west of Eugene. The door opens into a triangular room with walls painted a clumsy punk turquoise. A woman named Etain is getting her makeup done while another chats with her. The main–larger and mostly empty–room is dimly lit. A smoke detector makes it hard to see. On the far side is a garage door that a semi-truck could fit through; it doesn’t even take up a third of the wall.
FLUX, an experience
My experience in Flux is difficult to put into words, and yes, I am aware of the irony of that statement. As one of the younger Fluxers on staff – or, as Todd has affectionately coined me, a “cub” – the constant stream of first experiences has been intense. I never knew what it felt like, for example, to sit down in front of my laptop, geared up and ready to write, and then realize, “oh dang, hundreds of people are gonna read this,” and then totally freeze. Scary stuff for a cub.
Last weekend I attended the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s AAN Digital 2017 conference in Portland. Co-hosted by Willamette Week and The Portland Mercury, the event brought together journalists, editors and students in alternative media from around the country to discuss new trends and strategies in the field.
Portland Women’s March January 2017
A photo gallery from the Portland Women’s March by August Frank and Kaylee Domzalski.