Featured journalist: Patrick Adams
Today we'd like to call your attention to Patrick Adams, a freelance multimedia journalist based in Istanbul and focused on global health, development and conflict. Adams got his start in journalism as the Clay Felker Fellow at Duke Magazine, winning seven CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) awards for “Excellence in Feature Writing” and “Best Article of the Year,” among many other accolades. After obtaining a master’s degree in public health from Emory University, he went on to cover issues surrounding public health in countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Adams also has twice been selected for reporting fellowships with the United Nations Foundation in Malawi and Vietnam. Capable of writing and shooting, he recently signed on as a contributor to NurPhoto Agency. For a taste of some of his latest, start with his Newsweek chronicle of a leading killer of AIDS patients called cryptococcal meningitis and the new diagnostic device that may help prevent it (at 1,000 shares so far), his PRI interview on the same subject, or his photography from Nepal, post-quake. And if you find yourself hooked, peruse more of his favorite bylines showcased here in his Muck Rack portfolio!