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The Markup hires Bragg as an editor

October 18, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Ko Bragg

Tech news site The Markup has hired Ko Bragg as an editor.

She will start on Oct. 19.

Bragg’s investigative reporting and editing has covered everything from why Black Mississippi farmers were dying and retiring at alarming rates to how incarcerated people are almost never factored into emergency disaster planning. Her work focuses on how newsrooms and organizations can truly serve communities.

Most recently she was the Race & Place editor for Scalawag, a nonprofit news outlet documenting oppressed communities in the South. She launched two series there — one about grief in the U.S. South and another called “Pop Justice,” on “how popular culture warps our understanding of policing and justice.”

She was previously the inaugural contributing editor at Southerly, a sensitivity reader for the Southern Environmental Law Center’s “Broken Ground,” season 5, and has reported for The Appeal and The 19th.

She has also had bylines in The Atlantic, Harper’s Bazaar, “Frontline” on PBS, Teen Vogue, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Lily.

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