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The Marshall Project Expands

A News Editor, Visual Projects Director, and Developer join our team.

The Marshall Project, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit newsroom covering the U.S. criminal justice system, is excited to announce three new additions to our staff.

Marcia Davis, an award-winning editor, is joining The Marshall Project as News Editor after a distinguished career at The Washington Post. Most recently she worked at The Washington Post Magazine where she oversaw a special issue dedicated to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and wrote about politics and the post-presidential legacy of Barack Obama. Before moving to the magazine, she spent five years on the national desk editing federal coverage. She developed new digital features such as the Courts and Law column and ran the Post’s coverage of the GSA scandal and the death of Michael Brown.

“I am excited to dive into the work of The Marshall Project,” said Davis. “Their work is so critical to the future of the country, touching on everything from general human rights to rehabilitation strategies to voting rights.”

Davis grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and started working as a journalist at 16. She has also worked at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Emerge magazine, where her coverage of the Kemba Smith case helped to contribute to Smith’s eventual release from prison.

Documentary filmmaker and journalist Emily Kassie will join The Marshall Project as our first Director of Visual Projects. She was the founding Creative Director of Highline, HuffPost's investigative magazine, where she oversaw visual storytelling. She has also reported for The New York Times and NBC, covering a range of domestic and international issues, including the opioid crisis, human trafficking, child labor and immigration. In 2017 she won an Overseas Press Club Award and a National Magazine Award for her work on the refugee crisis. She is a World Press Photo multimedia winner and the recipient of four National Press Photographers Association awards, including a 2016 Multimedia Portfolio of the Year.

“I am immensely grateful to join an incredible team of journalists committed to addressing criminal, racial and social justice in this country,” Kassie said. “Under the excellent leadership of Bill Keller and his team, I look forward to bringing ambitious visual stories to our audience.”

Developer Katie Park joins The Marshall Project from the visuals team at NPR, where she designed, built and edited a multitude of data visualizations and digital projects. She previously worked as a graphics editor at The Washington Post and is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she studied journalism.