Media Moves

Injustice Watch hires former Chicago Tribune journos Jackson, Cancino

February 15, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Injustice Watch:

Two award-winning veteran journalists, Alejandra Cancino and David Jackson, are joining Injustice Watch as part of our ongoing expansion and growing commitment to investigative journalism.

Jackson is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a four-time finalist with a reporting career spanning more than 30 years, much of it at the Chicago Tribune. Cancino was most recently the deputy editor at City Bureau, where she led the editorial team and a fellowship program for emerging reporters. Both will be senior reporters at Injustice Watch.


Alejandra Cancino

Cancino began her reporting career at the Palm Beach Post before moving to Chicago to cover manufacturing, economic development, and labor at the Chicago Tribune. She spent more than five years as a senior investigative reporter at the Better Government Association, where she exposed systemic failures in local government and focused on the intersection of government and business. She was also a 2015 Associated Press-NORC journalism fellow at the University of Chicago, where she wrote national stories focused on aging and long-term care.



David Jackson
David Jackson

Jackson was born and raised in Chicago and was an investigative reporter at the Tribune from 1991 to 2020, except for a year at The Washington Post, where he shared the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service for a series on residents shot by police. Those articles prompted U.S. Department of Justice oversight and broad reforms that led to a 66% decline in police shootings in Washington, D.C.

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