About Nate Thayer

This is a work in progress of archiving published material by journalist Nate Thayer, from over 200 publications and mediums. Nate Thayer is an award winning freelance investigative journalist and correspondent with 25 years of foreign reporting experience, with a focus on Asia, and a specialization in modern Cambodian political history, a noted expertize on the Khmer Rouge,and a current focus on North Korea. Please feel free to comment, contact Nate Thayer directly at thayernate0007@gmail.com, natethayer.com, Facebook, or subscribe to the blog. Any criticisms, comments, disputes, corrections, dialogue or other civil communication is encouraged.

11 Responses to “About Nate Thayer”

  1. Adina Solomon March 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Hi, Nate. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out this post for more information: http://bit.ly/12IAHGY.


  2. jamesspencerphoto March 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Hi Nate,

    Really enjoy your blog and it’s championing of freelance journalism. I’ve been the victim of the “we don’t need to pay you for this content” line on far too many occasions and your blog resonates strongly with me. On that note I think you certainly deserve an inspiring blogger award 🙂



  3. idiotwithcamera January 29, 2014 at 8:10 am #

    Hi there, I really enjoy your work, so I’ve nominated you for a Liebster 🙂



  1. Atlantic Editor to Freelancer: ‘We Unfortunately Can’t Pay You for It …’ : The Other McCain - March 5, 2013

    […] Thayer, a veteran professional journalist of substantial reputation, was insulted by this request that he write for free — merely for the glory of reaching those […]


  2. Nuevas formas de tomar el pelo a los periodistas o “A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist—2013″, by Nate Thayer | Lo que no te han contado - March 5, 2013

    […] continuación, la historia de cómo Nate Thayer, periodista freelance con más de 20 años de experiencia, envía donde debe a Olga Khazan […]


  3. Freelancers and editors, we will figure this out | Mac Slocum - March 7, 2013

    […] the question that’s rattling around my head after the dustup between freelance journalist Nate Thayer and The […]


  4. Insulting Intrigue From Atlantic Magazine’s Digital Side | Publishing/Writing: Insights, News, Intrigue - March 12, 2013

    […] though. I had to laugh a little when I read the following exchange between freelance journalist, Nate Thayer and Olga Khazan, the Global Editor of the Atlantic […]


  5. Nate Hayer, The Atlantic, And Why ChurchMag Pays Its Authors | ChurchMag - March 19, 2013

    […] those who don’t know (as myself prior to reading this), Nate Thayer “is an award winning freelance investigative journalist and correspondent with 25 […]


  6. Polpot đã trở thành “Anh hùng nước Cộng hòa Dân chủ Nhân dân Triều Tiên” như thế nào | Hahien's Blog - August 13, 2013

    […] báo Nate Thayer, theo lời tự giới thiệu trên trang blog riêng của ông là người có 25 năm kinh nghiệm viết báo về các chủ đề ở nước ngoài, nhưng […]


  7. Pol Pot tuyên bố với Trung Quốc vào năm 1977 rằng việc giết người đang diễn ra sẽ được tiếp tục | Amari Tx - August 24, 2013

    […] đang nắm quyền ở Phnom Penh năm 1977.  Nate Thayer, theo lời tự giới thiệu trên trang blog riêng của ông, là một nhà báo tự do có 25 năm kinh nghiệm viết về các chủ đề ở ngoài […]


  8. An Editor’s Dilemma: Making the Most Out of a Limited Budget | Navigating New Media - October 29, 2015

    […] article was in response to “A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist – 2013” by Nate Thayer, who published his correspondence with an Atlantic editor  who requested Thayer repurpose his […]


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