Conrad Fox



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Hot water for mother

Fermenting farm waste sounds like a pretty unappealing subject matter. But while covering it, I stumble on the makings of a powerful human story, with humor, tears, bravery and a happy ending.

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Notes, quotes and socks

Do you feel like writing is hard? That your ideas never seem to shine on the paper like they did in your head? It's time to make writing mundane and mindless.

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Writing for radio: a quote-based writing method

Writing is hard work. When preparing a radio script, I put off that hard work as long as I can, focusing on the quotes and scenes, and only starting to write at the very end of the job.

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  • Mexico

A homecoming

Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, would be gloriously picturesque if it were not a gritty, lived-in town, which is what I like best about it. Hardware and office supply stores fill the colonial-style buildings. Buses growl and spew smoke up and down the jumble …

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Two journalists killed in separate incidents in Mexico

Two journalists were killed today in southern Mexico. In Oaxaca state, the director of a community radio station was shot dead while driving to work; in Veracruz state, an independent blogger known for his crime reporting was found dead on a highway after being …

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Culture vs News at Mexico's highbrow Canal 22

A debate over free speech is brewing behind the scenes at Mexico's government run Canal 22 television station. The station, operated by the federal Cultural Secretariat, normally features high-brow films, concerts, and documentaries about art and culture in Mexico, as well as a newsmagazine. …

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I'm a journalist, radio producer, project manager, instructor and developer. I've reported from Latin America and the Caribbean and my work has taken me across a minefield, into a gunfight, a dugout canoe and inside the homes of many brave and generous people. I have taught journalism, English, soccer, physics, robotics, anthropology and storytelling in board rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, playing fields and mud huts. I am also a developer, working an several software tools for education and journalism. I divide my time between Mexico and Canada.

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(Conrad's) vision, his journalistic nose, and his tireless search to go one more step for the new, helped us find really impactful stories...

Manuel Ureste

Journalist and co-author of La Estafa Maestra, Animal Politico, Mexico