Miriam Grace A. Go
MIRIAM GRACE A. GO
Miss Go wanted “to be a full-time mom and a part-time journalist” when she traded managing grant projects at Newsbreak for freelance work. Until the next elections came.
She helped direct #PHvote, Rappler’s coverage of the 2013 polls, as consultant, before she came on board as news editor.
Miss Go is co-author of the books Ambition, Destiny, Victory: Stories From A Presidential Election (with Chay Hofileña), How to Win An Election: Lessons From the Experts (with Booma Cruz), and Investigating Local Governments (with several); and is anthologized in Unholy Nation: Stories From A Gambling Republic.
She covered the US presidential election in 2008 as a Jefferson Fellow of the East-West Center in Hawaii, learned of local government innovations in Canada as a Marshall McLuhan Fellow, and observed Thailand's election system as a Southeast Asian Press Alliance Fellow.
In 2008, the UP College of Mass Communication recognized her as an outstanding alumna for her contributions in the field of investigative journalism.
Most of the awards she has received are for reports on local governance, political parties, and campaigns and elections. She dreams, though, of hitting the road like Charles Kuralt, or "[writing] about things from my heart" like Rick Bragg, or taking up again her college job of writing greeting cards.
Meanwhile, she brushes up on her poetry in Filipino, tries to cook Japanese and Italian, and learns rock music with her sons. It turns out, she can have a newsroom and still be a full-time mom.