I’m a senior editor/staff reporter at Truthout, and have been covering social and environmental justice issues since 2009.
My work has also appeared in several other publications, including The Nation, the Texas Observer, Salon, the Dallas Morning News, Rewire.News, Sludge, YES! Magazine, Earth Island Journal, AlterNet and Z Magazine.
Additionally, I have received awards including the Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist’s First Amendment Award, the Native American Journalists Association’s National Native Media Award, the Dallas Peace and Justice Center’s Media Accountability Award, and in the San Francisco Press Club’s investigative and environmental reporting categories for magazines.
In 2016, Truthout published its first collection of reports and essays in collaboration with Haymarket Books exploring police-perpetrated violence against Black, Brown, Indigenous and other marginalized communities, as well as miscarriages of justice and failures of token accountability and reform measures. My contribution to the anthology covers how communities are looking to alternative first-response models to intervene in some situations instead of the police.
I’ve spoken about my work at universities including Yale and the University of North Texas, and at several venues organized and hosted by activist and advocacy organizations. My work has also been used as a teaching tool in several university classrooms.
Lastly, I wrote and produced a feature-length documentary, Don’t Frack With Denton, which chronicles how our hometown became the first city to ban fracking in Texas and its subsequent overturn in the state legislature. We’re now based in Austin.
I can be reached at CandiceQuestions@gmail.com for commissions, or securely, via Signal, at (214)-789-9219 for story tips or leaks.
Thanks for your interest!