I had to wear the brace pictured because I got carpal tunnel, as the doctor said, in an effort to do speak-truth-to-power journalism (samples below).
Also, I did that work mostly for free.
Then, I had to leave my apartment early.
I am not asking even for a livable wage, but just a stipend (link: https://www.gofundme.com/keep-on-with-truth-to-power-stipend).
Hopefully, this is a reasonable request because I am not simply asking for money, but for even recompense for hundreds of hours of research, interviews, writing and past-midnight (and overnight) labor.
Stories that won awards for last year:
“What do town halls in the wake of Trump say about Utah politicians?”: I attended many functions throughout Utah that were held shortly after the election, besides researching for the most-appropriate links.
“Heard of a ‘dry Mormon?’ Turns out, there are quite a few dry Mormon … transhumanists“: I held a conference call with the board of the organization and traveled to attend their meetings.
The Inquisitr profile: Includes stories on the rise of Democratic candidates in Utah, a breaking report of the Mormon church ending its home teaching program and aggregates of Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump.
portfolio: Includes descriptions and links to nine stories that got awards from the Society of Professional Journalists or Religion Newswriters Association.
Daily Herald profile: Includes a report of the county attorney’s decision on rape by a Mormon leader and another about a case about a filmed assisted suicide which hearing was covered by CBS.