Currently

Fact Checker

Resides In

Arlington, Virginia

Education

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Expertise

Community Engagement, Audience Research and Strategy, Reporting, Proofreading, Social Media

Summary

  • Project consultant for Democracy Fund's journalism newsletter, "The Local Fix"
  • Freelance case study researcher for the Institute for Nonprofit News; produced mini-case studies on newsrooms that have successfully implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives
  • Impact editor for Coda Media Inc; managed eight editorial partnerships for investigative nonprofit news sites averaging 200,000 monthly visitors

Experience

Ariam Frezghi is a published writer and trained reporter with an unconventional journalism background. She is most passionate about serving the needs of communities historically excluded from traditional media. She has been a consultant for Democracy Fund’s "The Local Fix," a newsletter that explores journalism sustainability and community engagement through local news.  

Ariam has also been a freelance case study researcher for the Institute for Nonprofit News. There, she researched and wrote two mini-case studies about INN member-newsrooms that have successfully implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in their staff and coverage. As an impact editor for Coda Media Inc., Ariam managed eight editorial partnerships for investigative nonprofit news sites that averaged 200,000 monthly visitors.  

She is a bridge-builder and brings a high level of focus and consciousness to every project. The Bronx—where she grew up—is her first home; the second is her family's native home of Eritrea.

Education

Ariam received a Bachelor's in Journalism from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master's in Social Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Quote from Ariam Frezghi

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” —Hillel