Outside-in is the blog of Nick Rahaim, a commercial fisherman and multimedia journalist. Outside-in blends an outside politico-economic critique with the maddening political realities of today in the form of reports, essays, travelogues, humorous articles, the occasional polemical rant, and works of fiction.
For the better part of four years Rahaim has fished for salmon, albacore tuna, squid, Pacific cod, black cod, halibut and Dungeness crab from California to Alaska. He is currently writing a journalistic memoir on his experience in the commercial fishing industry at a time when both global fisheries and working-class jobs are on the brink of collapse.
Prior to his maritime endeavors, Rahaim was a reporter for the Salinas Californian, a Gannett-owned daily newspaper, where he covered the city beat at the peak of the recession when foreclosures, gang violence and looming budget shortfalls severely burdened the city. Rahaim was also a legal assistant and web editor for the California First Amendment Coalition (presently the First Amendment Coalition) where he assisted in precedent-setting litigation, researched Internet censorship in China, government secrecy domestically and campaigned for free speech and open government.
Rahaim has been active in various Indymedia projects including indybay.org and Fault Lines newsmagazine, both based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. He was a web editor and communications associate Aqueous Solutions, a start-up nonprofit that brings appropriate (non-proprietary) technology drinking water and sanitation systems to rural communities in Southeast Asia. Rahaim was also the co-author of Dionysus Unemployed, a Situationist-inspired journal published in 2005.
Contact at nrahaim[at]gmail[dot]com.