About the project
Thirty-four top journalism students and recent graduates from 14 universities conducted a major depth project on police reform this summer as part of Carnegie-Knight News21, a multimedia reporting initiative headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
For “In Pursuit,” the team examined the status of police reform and accountability in America. The journalists looked not only at what’s changing and why, they also focused on exploring solutions-based approaches to police reform. They traveled to more than two dozen cities and communities in rural and urban America to report on the people pushing for reform, those fighting reform and those most affected by changes – or the lack thereof. The journalists interviewed more than 400 people – activists, researchers, law enforcement officials, policymakers, community leaders, protesters and others.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provides core support for News21.
News21 fellows are supported by their universities as well as several generous foundations, news organizations and individual donors, including Arnold Ventures/Action Now Initiative LLC, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, Hearst Foundations, Inasmuch Foundation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Myrta J. Pulliam.
News21 is committed to accuracy and welcomes feedback from sources and the public. Staff members and editors will promptly clarify content and correct factual errors.
Significant corrections and clarifications, if they exist, will be noted within packages. Minor errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar will be corrected without notice.
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Meet the Fellows
Executive Editor: Christina Leonard
Managing Editor: Venita Hawthorne James
Photo and multimedia editor: Emmanuel Lozano
Assistant multimedia editors: Kris Vera-Phillips and Erin O’Connor
Spanish-language editors: Julio Cisneros and Patricia Guadulupe
Web application developer: Adnan Alam
Copy editor: Martin Dolan
Spanish-language translator (digital): Jimena Vera
Data visualization developer: Hari Subramaniam
Administrative editor: Rebecca Blatt
Office manager: Amy Lopez
Business and finance: Sandy Mancilla, Nazeef Ebrahim, Shannon Mangino and Kimberly Moore
Diversity, equity and inclusion
News21 recognizes the need to improve transparency in journalism. We’re also committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in our newsroom – and in our coverage. As part of our efforts, we have tracked the sources we feature in our project to evaluate how well our coverage represents our community.