Rashed Mian

About Me

Hello. Thanks for visiting my personal site. I've been a journalist for about a decade. I began, as many nascent reporters did in the past, at an alternative weekly in New York, once the sixth largest in the country. I consider myself lucky for the opportunity because working at the paper allowed me to write long, engrossing narratives about people and issues that demanded attention.

Over time, I covered everything from breaking news and politics to immigrants and the criminal justice system. Recently, I joined the ever-growing list of journalists moving into the realm of podcasting. It's in this medium where I've covered issues of social justice and the intersection of race and politics.

Having a platform to tell stories is not something I take lightly. Every story has to be handled with the utmost care and professionalism, and anything short of that is unacceptable. I'm lucky I can say I tell stories for a living.

 

Clips

In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, I visited several AME congregations on Long Island. The article focused on the history of the historic church, its dedication to the community and response to the slayings.

https://www.longislandpress.com/2015/10/22/borne-out-of-racism-defiant-ame-church-preaches-social-justice-through-gospel/

Feature story about Muslim Americans living on Long Island, NYPD spying in their communities and post-9/11 life. http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/04/27/muslim-americans-behind-the-veil-of-a-religion-under-attack

[Podcast and article] A look at district attorney races in 2018. The story highlights the significance of the DA position and the enormous sway they hold over the criminal justice system. https://www.usnewsbeat.com/2018/10/30/progressive-prosecutor-elections/

This article examines California's landmark bail reform law and subsequent outrage from grassroots groups that once lobbied for the legislation in the state capital. https://www.usnewsbeat.com/2018/11/27/how-supporters-of-historic-california-bail-abolition-bill-became-some-of-its-strongest-critics/

[Podcast and article] A critical analysis of large-scale "riots" and their causes. https://www.usnewsbeat.com/2017/12/14/why-we-riot/

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