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Michael Luongo

New York
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  south america, travel, iraq & middle east, human rights, argentina, conflict zones, lgbt rights
Doesn't Cover: fashion

Novelist, journalist, editor, photographer, author 15 books - travel, culture, human rights on over 80 countries and all 7 continents. michaelluongo.com

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Biography

I am a freelance journalist specializing in travel, human rights, and other topics. I have been to over 80 countries and all seven continents, with most work in the Middle East and Latin America.

What was your first job as a journalist?

I had worked in high school for the Asbury Park Press. They had a high school program then.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

of course!

How is social media changing news?

in some ways it is more accessible, curated if you follow the right people.

Awards

2013 Journalist of the Year, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

2013 - Journalist of the Year
2013 Journalist of the Year, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association - received for a body of work looking at LGBT rights in Israel, Palestine and Egypt, along with tourism in conflict in the same region, for articles in Bloomberg News, The Global Post, and Gay City News.

2010 Grand Prize in Travel Journalism, North American Travel Journalists Association

2010 - 2010 Grand Prize in Travel Journalism
2010 Grand Prize in Travel Journalism, North American Travel Journalists Association, given for a body of work largely looking at tourism redevelopment in Iraq for Bloomberg News, covering Baghdad, Babylon and Kurdistan.