The Marshall Mission, the Pulitzer prize-winning nonprofit newsroom overlaying prison justice, will launch a information operation in Cleveland in 2022 with the help of the George Gund Basis, amongst others, which introduced a big grant for the venture this week.
The Cleveland information staff will report on and expose abuses in Cuyahoga County’s prison justice system, producing investigative, knowledge and engagement journalism with the help of The Marshall Mission’s nationwide newsroom. The Cleveland information operation will serve native audiences — together with these straight affected by the prison justice system — who are sometimes uncared for or mischaracterized in media protection.
“The Marshall Mission has developed an actual experience in publishing journalism that has a optimistic influence on the prison justice system, and we hope will probably be a helpful contribution to Cleveland’s media scene,” stated Carroll Bogert, president of The Marshall Mission. “We’re grateful to the Gund Basis and others who’re making our presence in Cleveland potential.”
The Marshall Mission will work collaboratively with current native newsrooms, deploying the form of co-publishing preparations which have been its hallmark since being based in 2014. The newsroom will additional bolster unbiased journalism within the area, following final week’s announcement of a brand new nonprofit newsroom, from the American Journalism Mission and a coalition of Cleveland space philanthropies. Earlier this month, the American Journalism Mission awarded The Marshall Mission a grant to assist construct a technique for native information.
“The Gund Basis is privileged to help this multi-platform media operation in Cleveland, the first-of-its-kind native information focus from the famend staff at The Marshall Mission,” said Marcia Egbert, program director on the Gund Basis. “There’s a profound want, domestically, to deepen the general public’s understanding of the prison justice system and to carry energy to account. The Marshall Mission has a robust monitor file of doing simply that.”
The Gund Basis’s three-year grant will allow The Marshall Mission to rent workers and construct capability. Fred Cummings, a founding board member of The Marshall Mission and president of Elizabeth Park Capital Administration, a Cleveland-based asset administration agency, is lending further monetary help, together with nationwide funders of The Marshall Mission.
“We’re grateful for the chance to work collaboratively with the individuals of Cleveland to broaden accountability reporting on prison justice,” stated Susan Chira, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Mission. “We’ll look to the Cleveland neighborhood, together with incarcerated individuals and their households, as companions in sourcing and figuring out pressing tales that must be instructed.”
The Marshall Mission is presently hiring an Editor-in-Chief for Cleveland. That job posting is right here. For extra info on the Gund Basis’s work and grantees, go to https://gundfoundation.org/.