The continued goal of the North American Guild of Beer Writers is to support coverage of the beer industry while also increasing opportunities for our members.

nagbw_logo_b_on_cyan_600Sometimes that’s networking events or seminars, or annual awards during the Great American Beer Festival. Three years ago, we also began our Diversity in Beer Writing Grants.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to impact communities everywhere, including the beer world—and the media that covers it. In an effort to showcase the people and businesses that are finding new ways to survive, and to support journalists at a time when opportunities (and outlets) are shrinking, the Guild is establishing a new project called The Reporter’s Notebook. 

This blog will act as a small way to capture stories from all over. In the coming months, it will publish short, original pieces of content based on pitches from any journalist—aspiring beginner or seasoned pro. The Reporter’s Notebook isn’t exclusively meant to capture stories of-and-around COVID-19, but with so many things changing every day, we recognize there are many stories that deserve to be told right now because of the pandemic.

The Reporter’s Notebook is made possible in part by a generous, one-time donation from the Cicerone Certification Program.