Featured journalist: Royce Kurmelovs
We'll get this week started on a high note by featuring the work of Royce Kurmelovs, a freelance journalist based in Australia. Frequently published by Al Jazeera with bylines in The Guardian, Crikey and other publications, Kurmelovs specializes in producing detailed features for online and print. He describes himself as a "generalist," comfortably writing about everything from the phenomenon of foreign fighters to the struggles of the Australian solar industry. Kurmelov became a journalist after "[a] personal tragedy involving a close friend of my family losing their life. Remembering this keeps me focussed and motivated." As for his proudest work thus far, Kurmelovs cites his recent investigative longread on the end of the Australian car industry and what it means for the people living through it. You won't want to miss the rest of his riveting work, either, viewable here in his Muck Rack portfolio.