Brooklynn Cooper covers South Dallas for the Dallas Morning News with an emphasis on income inequality, housing, and jobs in this predominantly African-American neighborhood. During her senior year at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill Cooper, who is fluent in Spanish, wrote on Hispanic/Latino affairs for both The Charlotte Observer as a reporting intern and at Our Chatham, a project to fill news gaps in N.C.’s Chatham County. For the Observer she covered Charlotte, N.C.’s immigration court and, as an intern at The Independent Journal Review, a policy journal in Washington, D.C., she also covered immigration. After spending three years at The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s independent student newspaper. Cooper spent her last spring covering Venezuelan migration in Medellín, Colombia. Cooper is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She volunteers with Latino youth in Durham, N.C.