The idea behind the Bureau’s directory is to bring together all freelance journalists, photographers, podcasters and documentary film-makers interested in Arctic issues. The majority of individuals listed in the directory are based in, or around, the Arctic and Subarctic regions.
If you are a commissioning editor, looking for a story from the Arctic, then the directory is a great way to find a local, or specialised journalist.
The health of the Arctic plays a critical role in the rest of the world’s well-being. This is why we encourage individuals from all over the globe to join our directory as long as they feel they can contribute to the conversation, for example, you could be based in India writing about the migration patterns of Arctic birds, or a Chinese journalist focusing on the country’s trade ambitions in the Arctic.
At the Arctic Bureau, we also want to promote a more environmentally conscious way of reporting from the region. We hope that by providing a directory of journalists, we can encourage editors to use local talent as much as possible.
We also aim to increase communication and collaboration between journalists working on Arctic projects. If you are interested in a cross-regional project, then feel free to pitch us your idea, and we will put you in touch with the relevant journalists, alternatively contact them directly below.
The Arctic region has become a geopolitical hotspot as nations vie for control of the region’s untapped resources and emerging trade routes, both of which are a result of rising temperatures caused by climate change. However, this global narrative often neglects the local perspectives of the region’s four million inhabitants. The Arctic is home to over thirty different indigenous peoples, each with their history and vision for the future and we want to help ensure that they are represented in the media’s coverage of the region. If you are a freelance journalist reporting on indigenous cultures, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.