2016 • 3 years • Criminal Justice
The Marshall Project is a non-profit online news organization providing comprehensive coverage of America’s criminal justice system, launched in 2014 with the mission of raising the profile of criminal justice issues and fostering a sense of national urgency that leads to meaningful criminal justice reform. This award provides unrestricted operating funds to enable the Marshall Project to continue building its audience, engaging in more and deeper investigative reporting, reaching new audiences through visual storytelling, and hosting a diverse array of voices and commentary. Through its continuing coverage of local criminal justice issues, including the misuse and overuse of jails, the Marshall Project’s work will help to increase public awareness of the problem and build national demand for a more balanced approach to crime control that uses incarceration only where necessary, and as part of a flexible range of effective alternatives.
2014 • 2 years • Criminal Justice
The Marshall Project is a non-profit, online news organization that is being formed to provide comprehensive coverage of America’s criminal justice system--exposing the system’s failings, inefficiencies, and injustices, and drawing attention to those who are struggling to make it better--and to provide a forum for disclosure and debate and raise the public’s sense of urgency about the need for criminal justice reform. This grant provides unrestricted operating funds to help launch the venture.