Marshall Project launches Mississippi outlet, hires two reporters

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. In her new role, Henry will cover local criminal justice stories that examine persistent problems in policing, courts, local jails […]

The 19th hires Barclay and Panetta as politics reporters

The 19th has hired Mel Leonor Barclay and Grace Panetta as reporters on the politics team. Barclay covered Virginia politics for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Previously, she interned at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. She worked at the Naples Daily News and Politico. Currently, she is writing a newsletter for States Newsroom about abortion […]

Chicago Reader co-publisher/co-EIC is leaving

Karen Hawkins, co-publisher and co-editor-in-chief of the Chicago Reader is leaving to join the nonprofit newsroom The 19th as story editor. Hawkins previously served as digital managing editor of the Reader. She was also a senior content creator at Yodelpop, Inc., in Chicago. She also worked at Infosys and has reported for The Associated Press. […]

The 19th adds new staff members

The 19th has hired Myrka Moreno and Lance Dixon as audience engagement producers. Megan Kearney will be joining the editorial team as a digital producer and Jasmine Mithani comes as a data visuals reporter. Moreno joins from Grist, where she was recently a social media coordinator. Before that, she served as a social media engagement […]

The 19th appoints Chan editor-in-chief

The 19th News, an independent nonprofit newsroom, has appointed Julia B. Chan as editor-in-chief. Chan joins from KQED News in San Francisco, where she served as digital managing editor leading editorial content strategies, story production, and audience engagement across platforms. She also served as director of audience at Mother Jones. Chan also served as an online […]

The 19th hires Peir as news editor

The 19th has hired Flora Peir as its news editor. She will start on May 10. Peir is  an 18-year veteran of The New York Times and graduate of the Asian American Journalist Association’s executive leadership program. She has been a line editor and headline writer for local, national and international news; an assignment editor for late-breaking […]

Luthra to join The 19th as health care reporter

Shefali Luthra will be joining The 19th as a health care reporter, reports Politico. Currently, Luthra is a correspondent covering health and health policy at Kaiser Health News. Before that, she was editor-in-chief and president of Brown Daily Herald Inc. where she oversaw editorial and business operations of daily campus newspaper. Luthra has also served […]

Texas Tribune journalists to launch women-focused publication

According to a Pew Research report (2018), newsroom employment in the U.S. dropped 25% over the past decade. This added with declining ad revenues in print and television has led many newsrooms to struggle. Emily Ramshaw, the former editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, along with Amanda Zamora, former chief audience officer at The Texas Tribune, […]