Thank you and farewell to Danielle

Our News Service Editor Danielle Batist has moved on from INSP. We would like to thank her for the amazing contribution that she made to the development of the INSP News Service and for all her hard work, enthusiasm and dedication over the past three years.

Danielle’s street paper passion began seven years ago, during an internship at The Big Issue Namibia. Shortly after that, she came on board with INSP as our first-ever news service intern. During that time she helped to improve the quality and accessibility of the news service, which helped us to secure funding for the editorial position and a brand new website.

As editor, Danielle supported editors across the network and also worked with new members on their editorial development. She was also was responsible for a range of amazing ‘exclusives’ – including the famous Dalai Lama interview – as well as in-depth network collaborations on war veterans and the global recession. She also reported exclusive on-the-ground stories from the Homeless World Cup, on poverty and development in India; and from South Sudan ahead of the historic country split.

Danielle will be missed by INSP staff and by street paper members, but we all wish her the very best for the future. If you’d like to stay in touch with Danielle, please contact Maree who will pass messages on – m.aldam(at)