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Manuel Duran is the founder and editor of Memphis Noticias, a Spanish-language digital newspaper serving Memphis’ growing Hispanic community.

Jacob Steimer is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms. Email him at Jacob.Steimer@mlk50.com

Weihua Li is a data reporter at The Marshall Project. She uses data analysis and visualization to tell stories about the criminal justice system. She studied journalism and comparative politics at Boston University and graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in data journalism.

Daphne Duret is a staff writer for The Marshall Project. She reports on policing issues across the country. In her previous role, she worked at USA Today, where she served on the investigations team. While at the paper, she was part of the team that received the 2022 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism for their work on “Behind the Blue Wall,” a series that revealed retaliation in police departments across the country against officers who made misconduct claims against their coworkers. She also covered legal issues for The Palm Beach Post and has worked at the St. Louis Post Dispatch and The Miami Herald. She is a graduate of Florida International University and a founding board member of D.I.M.E., a nonprofit organization empowering students in underserved areas. She is based in south Florida.

Morgan “Jake” Lankford is a journalism graduate student at the University of Memphis, where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. He has written for the UofM student newspaper, The Daily Helmsman, and hosts a show for The ROAR internet radio station here.

Jane Roberts covers business and features for The Daily Memphian. She’s lived and reported in Memphis for more than two decades.

Jessica Jaglois is a Murrow-award winning, Emmy-nominated investigative journalist with more than fourteen years of local TV news experience. She has been covering quality-of-life issues in Tennessee for more than seven years.

Scott is an intern for the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis and a graduate student in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. A native Memphian, he’s worked over three decades as a news manager at television stations across the country.

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