Akron Beacon Journal
Location: * Midwest, Ohio
Beat: Minority and immigrant issues
Position: This reporter covers underrepresented communities, including African-Americans (who earn 53 cents for every dollar white residents earn) and immigrants who are coming to our coverage area. From 2007 to 2017, roughly 2,700 refugees from Bhutan arrived in Akron. The beat would focus on income inequality, poverty, jobs, housing, redevelopment, and efforts by residents to overcome other obstacles identified in our 2019 “This is Akron” series. The reporter has skills for crunching basic census data, building relationships, creating multimedia and telling great stories.