The Marshall Project, the Pulitzer-winning nonprofit media organization covering criminal justice, has just announced the hiring of two new editors: Paul D’Ambrosio as a senior editor, and Jovelle Tamayo as multimedia editor.
D’Ambrosio brings a wealth of experience producing hard-hitting investigative journalism, and covering criminal justice and marginalized communities. He spent most of his career with the Asbury Park Press, where he first began as a reporter and later worked as an investigations editor and executive editor. In his time there, he produced and oversaw several award-winning projects, including “Profiting for Public Service,” which uncovered widespread corruption in the New Jersey legislature. The project also won the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting, and the National Headliner Award for Public Service, among other accolades. His team was a finalist in 2010 for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
D’Ambrosio also created DataUniverse.com, a subscriber-only database kept by the Asbury Park Press, where you can search millions of government documents. The database was subsequently replicated by several Gannett newsrooms.
As a senior editor for The Marshall Project, D’Ambrosio will work with editors and reporters to produce local investigations and other content.
“Paul is a journalist’s journalist, and someone who has helped set the standard for investigative journalism in this country,” said Marlon A. Walker, The Marshall Project’s managing editor, local. “I’m excited for Paul to join us as we continue to set the scene for what we intend to accomplish through our local work in communities across the country.”
Joining The Marshall Project as a multimedia editor is Jovelle Tamayo, who will shepherd visual storytelling for the local reporting teams. Tamayo previously worked on The Marshall Project’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation, “Mauled,” which analyzed the damage inflicted on Americans by police dogs.
Tamayo has also contributed visual journalism to publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, The Guardian and Crosscut. They are a founding member of the Authority Collective, a group of women and nonbinary imagemakers of color; a co-author of the Photo Bill of Rights, a document advocating for safe and equitable conditions in the visual media industry; and a member of the National Press Photographers Association, Diversify Photo, Women Photograph and Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Previously, Jovelle served as Vice President of Programs for Seattle’s Asian American Journalists Association chapter.
“Jovelle is brilliant, kind, collaborative, and creative. They are dedicated to creating an inclusive community for visual storytellers, and we are thrilled that they are bringing their thoughtful approach to The Marshall Project,” said Celina Fang, senior multimedia editor for The Marshall Project.
D’Ambrosio and Tamayo will both join The Marshall Project on April 24.