Category: Featured Work

Making Two Plants from One

Years ago, my father-in-law noticed a flower he liked along the Clark Fork River in Missoula. He took a cutting of it to plant in his rock garden. Later, when he noticed the flower no longer grew in its original location, he took another cutting and re-planted it.

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the story of prisoner 5770102414 - international freelance journalist - jacob baynham

The Story of Prisoner 5770102414

As a woman, Prontip Mankong was more likely to end up in prison in Thailand than anywhere else in the world. This is her story.

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flight of the salmonfly - freelance journalist - jacob baynham

Flight of the Salmonfly

The holy grail of Montana fly fishing is the annual salmonfly hatch, when prehistoric stoneflies crawl from the rivers, driving fish, and anglers, to their wits' end. I chased these bugs for this story on Rock Creek.

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beachcombing article-internationals freelance journalist - jacob baynham


For more than 100 years, inhabitants of the Dutch island of Texel have scoured their beaches for treasure. I arrived to do some looking myself, and found an algae-encrusted bottle with something inside.

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a life deferred - Jacob Baynham - freelance journalist

A Life Deferred

Photo credit Ann Hermes On May 19, 1975, Harry Franks was murdered outside a corner store in Cleveland. In the crowd that gathered around the body, a 12-year-old boy named…

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backcountry bandit - Jacob Baynham - freelance journalist

Backcountry Bandit

In 2013 I spent five months on a story for Men’s Journal about a fugitive who was breaking into seasonal cabins in Utah. He had evaded authorities for almost a…

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mountain woman - Jacob Baynham - freelance journalist

Mountain Woman

Photo credit Jeff Lipsky I’ve been interested in a mountain in Myanmar for some time. It’s called Hkakabo Razi, and at 19,295 feet, it’s the highest mountain in Southeast Asia.…

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Poster Child - Jacob Baynham - freelance journalist

Poster Child

Photo credit Jonathan Willis A minor fender-bender on a rainy night in November put a Cincinnati honors student and soccer star on a fast track to deportation. Bernard Pastor was…

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birthing essay - freelance journalist - jacob baynham

Birth Essay

On April 8, 2014, my wife became a mother—in our living room, waist-deep in a tub of water, at 4:30 in the morning. I was in the tub with her,…

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