Thess was part of the OSINT team led by Mark Danner covering California’s response Covid 19 for the New York Times as part of an NYT -UC Berkeley initiative. Aside from general Covid information and OSINT, she reported on discrimination against Asians and Asian Americans in California. The initiative was led by 4-times-Pulitzer winner David Barstow. Click on the image for the story list and more information.
Newtral is a leading fact-checking media startup in Madrid, Spain. It also uses Artificial Intelligence to help its investigative journalism team. In 2021, Thess joined the fact-checking team. This team monitors politicians’ statements, and parliamentary sessions and fights mis- and disinformation. Here are some of Thess’ work.
Are We Europe explores what it means to be European through storytelling and cross-border journalism. Thess wrote a feature story for the 12th issue of the magazine about how to talk to people who believe in conspiracy theories.
The piece was later highlighted:
“I particularly enjoyed a piece by the Spanish journalist Thess Mostoles about how to talk to a loved one who’s turned into a conspiracy theorist. And here is a Christmas link, because I am sure some of you will be heading home for the holidays to see some family members or friends who might have some views (…) on the border of conspiracy theories (…) and I really recommend that you read this piece before heading into that situation” – Dominic Kraemer, The Europeans Podcast (min 31:35)
The Local is a multi-regional, European, English-language digital news publisher with local editions in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Thess’ latest piece covers the situation of Western Saharawis in refugee camps in Algeria.
While writing for The Copenhaguen Post BBC Monitoring picked up several of Thess’ stories. Click on the image for the story list and more information.
The Copenhagen Post is Denmark’s leading source for news in English since 1997. She wrote stories about national and international topics related to Denmark. Click on the image for the story list and more information.
La Razón is a daily newspaper based in Madrid, Spain. Thess wrote for the International Desk. Click on the image for the story list and more information.
Since 2020, Thess also regularly blogs on Medium. Her pieces can be found here.
Walking Richmond is a Slow Journalism project by the University of Richmond students in the city of Richmond, Virginia, led by National Geographic’s senior editor Don Belt. Click on the image for the story list and more information.