Adam Schrader, 26, a freelance journalist based in New York, started Wanderer News as an online magazine in 2016 to publish freelance journalists’ otherwise unwanted stories and documentaries.
While out in the field reporting, he was surprised at how often he heard his colleagues mention that their fascinating story pitches weren’t being bought by larger news organizations and were going unreported. Media no longer has the budgets to pay freelancers for their work.
Wanderer News aims to tell these stories, which often involve alternative cultures and lifestyles, from settled and roaming journalists — our Wanderers. They are all paid for their work unless they choose to donate it to our publication.
Schrader graduated from the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas with a master’s degree in journalism. He has worked at the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal and Lewisville Texan Journal and has freelanced for the New York Daily News, the Denton Record-Chronicle and the Houston County Courier.
He specializes in breaking news, community news and narrative nonfiction feature writing. You can learn more about him and see his stories at adamcschrader.com.