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Alex Arriaga and Marci Suela Join The Marshall Project

The newsroom adds an engagement reporter and multimedia editor.

Alex Arriaga.

Alex Arriaga.

The Marshall Project, the Pulitzer-winning nonprofit media organization covering criminal justice, has hired an Engagement Reporter and Multimedia Editor.

Engagement reporter Alex Arriaga brings an impressive track record of impactful, innovative journalism as well as a deep sensitivity about engaging underserved communities. At City Bureau in Chicago, Arriaga covered civic participation in immigrant communities. Previously, at the Chicago Sun-Times, she investigated informal labor agencies and restaurants in the Midwest that relied on trafficking undocumented migrants primarily from Mexico and Central America. At Wisconsin Watch, Alex surveyed incarcerated people as part of an investigation into the use of solitary confinement. She’ll join the newsroom on Jan. 10.

Marci Suela.

Marci Suela.

Marci Suela joined The Marshall Project as an intern in June of this year after graduating from San Jose State University with a bachelor's degree in Art/Design Studies in Dec. 2020. During her time in the newsroom, she has shaped multimedia for multiple projects, including illustrations for our Life Inside series and features, as well as editing photos and audio and helping to diversify our list of contributing illustrators and photographers. She’ll start full-time effective Dec 31.

“We’re delighted to welcome two talented staffers who will help us build on our mission to reach groups that have historically been marginalized or under-represented in the news media,” said Susan Chira, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project. “We know Alex and Marci will help us widen our lens and deepen our engagement with these new audiences.”

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