In the summer of 2011, photographer Alejandro Cartagena spent three mornings a week -- any more and his wife would have kicked him out -- hunched over the railing of a pedestrian footbridge crossing one of Monterrey, Mexico's busiest highways.
The year 2012 stirred up the journalists' syndicate world that had been dormant for several years. It saw the birth (and eclipse) of the audio-visual workers' union and the expanded membership of the Journalists Union that had been an exclusive club for decades.
I thought long and hard after my first semester in Emerson's graduate Publishing program. My classes were interesting and my professors were incredibly experienced, but there was a hint of negativity in each article and newsletter that could not be denied.
I sat down with The GROUND founder and editor-in-chief Ryan Yoon, who told me all about his multi-faceted background, and how his experiences led him to spearheading a fresh and new experiment in the print, web and creative industries.