About

Hello, my name is Genevieve Belmaker, welcome to my blog, The Reportage Center. I am a semi-nomadic, award-winning journalist (see below), author and editor with almost 15 years in the journalism and publishing industries. I am currently based in the Pacific Northwest (but consider Brooklyn home), where I work as a Forests Editor for the also semi-nomadic international online environmental news and science platform Mongabay.

The Reportage Center is the digital representation of a longtime dream of mine to bring journalists together in support and encouragement, and overcome our common struggles and challenges as a community. The goal is to host an honest, open conversation. I have mentored, coached, edited, and taught hundreds of journalists throughout my career. The Reportage Center is a continuation of that. To that end, every blog post on this site will be a chapter under development from my upcoming book aimed to help journalists thrive in their careers and move in the direction of success. Feedback, comments, suggestions are all welcome by public comment or via email (see below).

If you want to know more about my background, you can find some of my past work on the media industry, crime, conflict, and disaster recovery reporting – as well as investigative work – in MediaShift, the Middle East Eye, Harvard University’s Nieman Reports, the Epoch TimesCNS NewsImages and Voices of HopeThe Poynter InstitutePacific Standard magazine, and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Quill magazine. As a multi-title, multi-year author with Hachette Book Group, I have produced multiple travel guidebooks to Israel, the West Bank, and Petra (see Amazon author page for more). I also publish my own and others’ books under the banner of a collective publishing group I launched in late 2019: La Raza X.

I am currently or have been a member of: the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, and Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. I hold a BA in International Relations with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures and focus on Japan and US-Japan military relations from the University of Southern California. I also studied journalism at New York University. I can be reached at genbella477[a]gmail.com or via on LinkedIn or Twitter.

2015
Finalist – Mirror Awards
Best Single Article, Traditional/Legacy Media
Ultimate Risk” for Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists

2014
Third Place – Better Newspaper Contest
New York Press Association/New York Press Service
Spot News Coverage for Epoch Times

2013
Winner – Front Page Award
Newswomen’s Club of New York
Local News Reporting
Series on Superstorm Sandy Recovery for Epoch Times

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