About Us

Reports from the Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC, and the Occupy movement around the country.

Ezra Silk

At Sand Beach, on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

I am a 23-year-old reporter who is traveling across the country covering the Occupy Wall Street protests. In high school, I was backed by the Connecticut chapter of the ACLU in a freedom of speech controversy involving my work on the student newspaper. During my junior year of college, I was the editor of the Argus, Wesleyan University’s bi-weekly student newspaper. I have completed two reporting internships at the Hartford Courant — Connecticut’s largest newspaper — and for the past year I was the town government beat reporter for the Bar Harbor Times in Bar Harbor, Maine.

My investigation for the Hartford Courant, “Nursing Homes Draw Scrutiny,” was picked up by the Associated Press and non-profit investigative organ ProPublica, where it was placed alongside a USA Today piece and several New York Times stories as one of the day’s “investigations.” I also broke a story for the Argus about Wesleyan’s lawsuit against it’s own Chief Investment Officer that was consequently reported in the New York Times.

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2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. rOSLYN kAISER says:

    Nice GOING, EZ. yOU’RE REALLY GETTING AROUND. i’LL LISTEN TO THE RADIO SHOW LATER TONIGHT.

    BOB, ABE AND i HAD LUNCH WITH SARAH STROUMSA TODAY. REALLY NICE TO SEE HER AND ABE WHOM i DON’T SEE VERY OFTEN).

  2. Darc&Raven says:

    Ezra ,Will you please travel to san francisco california and see what the dream of occupy has become ,the hopeless ,no responsive, homeless encampment festering with violence,lack of knowledge and drug use. My wife and I have tried (desperately) to try to get things organized and together ,but with the lack of motivation to effectively stand for this cause , as we have seen the very people we are there to help and enlighten, Laugh at us ,snickering ,saying things like “You Occu-bums need a Occu-Shower”. I believe We are going to need some heavy hitter ,and hardcore motivation, if we expect to have this movement progress ,and not lose our ground due to apathy.As one who has been across the country Occupying-America.It burdens my heart a great deal to see such things .I’m sure it would burden yours too.

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