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.
Beat: South Dallas
This beat focuses on southern Dallas, with a special emphasis on building trust with the African-American community and reflecting community life, diverse voices and neighborhood milestones and events on our website, in our social channels and in our pages. The most urgent issues to cover include income inequality, housing and jobs. The Reporter works closely with and is mentored by our Reporters covering Dallas city hall and Dallas County, as well as our business Reporters.