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Dave Mann Joins The Marshall Project as Senior Editor

Mann will expand the nonprofit newsroom’s ability to produce its signature investigative storytelling on courts, cops and prisons.

The Marshall Project, the Pulitzer-winning nonprofit media organization covering criminal justice, has just announced the hiring of Dave Mann as a Senior Editor.

Mann joins The Marshall Project from APM Reports in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he served as a senior editor and led teams of reporters on investigative projects, digital storytelling and audio reporting for American Public Media’s investigative reporting unit. He will join The Marshall Project on April 10.

Dave Mann

Dave Mann

Mann will work closely with fellow senior editors Manuel Torres and Leslie Eaton to help The Marshall Project produce more of its signature investigations into police, courts and prisons. Mann will also help the newsroom expand its capacity to take on freelance projects.

“Dave has a terrific track record of producing hard-hitting but immersive journalism in a variety of formats,” said Susan Chira, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project. “Our hiring committee was deeply impressed by the deftness of his editing, the thoughtful way he evaluates projects, his skilled way with data and his history of collaborations.”

In his time at APM, Mann served as an editor on the award-winning “In the Dark” podcast. The show's second season won a 2018 George Polk Award, a 2019 Peabody Award, and a 2020 duPont-Columbia Award. Some of the projects Mann helped produce led to voting reforms in Georgia, ended discriminatory water shutoffs in Chicago, and helped free a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned from Mississippi’s death row. He also helped lead investigations into police departments in St. Louis and Nashville.

As features director at Texas Monthly, Mann oversaw editing and production of the magazine’s narrative features for its print and digital versions, managed editors and freelance writers, and forged partnerships with other media outlets. Mann also previously served as the editor-in-chief of the Texas Observer, where he edited three stories that were National Magazine Award finalists.

Mann is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he lives with his partner and two daughters.