Ghazala Irshad is The Marshall Project's Style and Standards Editor, and previously, its first Copy Chief. She develops the organization’s editorial standards and promotes best practices for reporting and writing by training staff to ensure our work is accurate, clear, fair and legally sound.
Previously, she was an editor at Newsy, where she covered beats ranging from race and gender to gun legislation. Ghazala also reported on abuses of power during the Arab Spring in Egypt, while pursuing her master's degree in TV and digital journalism from the American University in Cairo. She also holds a certificate in entrepreneurial journalism from the CUNY Tow-Knight Center and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Ghazala is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, a volunteer teacher and mentor with Junior Achievement, and an auxiliary board member of Humor for Hope, a nonprofit that provides trauma-informed humor therapy for underserved populations.