Media Moves

Marshall Project launches Mississippi outlet, hires two reporters

October 2, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit newsroom The Marshall Project has hired Daja E. Henry and Caleb Bedillion as reporters.

The hires come following the Marshall Project’s launch of its second local news operation in Jackson, Miss.

Daja E. Henry
Daja E. Henry

In her new role, Henry will cover local criminal justice stories that examine persistent problems in policing, courts, local jails and state prisons. She will also study the human impact of the criminal justice system.

Henry will join from The 19th, a nonprofit news outlet where as a fellow she reported breaking news and wrote investigative pieces about race and equity. Before that, she served as a neighborhood and education reporter at the online newspaper The Daily Memphian.

She was a fellow at News21 and interned at The Wall Street Journal.

Henry has a B.A. in journalism from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Howard University.

Be sure to congratulate Henry on X/Twitter.


Caleb Bedillion

Bedillion will cover prisons, police and courts, and collaborate with local news outlets and publishing partners to highlight inequities in the criminal justice system.

Recently, Bedillion was a politics and investigations editor at The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. He also worked with ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network. There, he worked on “stories that exposed widespread missteps within the Mississippi court systems.”

Bedillion has degrees from Mississippi College and Yale University Divinity School.

You can congratulate Bedillion on X/Twitter.

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