Brooklyn Eagle is a 178-year-old brand covering the people, powers and ideas shaping Brooklyn. In 2019, the Eagle moved to fill reporting gaps created by cuts to local newsrooms across New York City. Much of the reporting on Brooklyn is breaking news, business openings and neighborhood-specific conflicts — the neighborhoods that receive the most attention are primarily white, affluent pockets of Brooklyn. The Eagle adds a layer of depth, connecting the dots between the big stories in individual neighborhoods to identify trends and show the mechanics of power reshaping neighborhoods. Where others focus on “”What happened?”” we reveal the how and the why. We do this by emphasizing and explaining key themes impacting all the borough’s 2.6 million people—primarily housing, criminal justice, education, political representation and land use policy. We increased newsroom capacity, doubling down on under-reported communities in the borough. We publish a daily newspaper and neighborhood weeklies, but our largest reach is through our website and email newsletter. We also produce a weekly podcast.
Location: * Northeast, New York
Beat: Bus commuters in Brooklyn
Position: This is a new beat dedicated to bus commuters. Bus ridership in Brooklyn is 78% people of color and 55% foreign born, with a median income of $27,000. With a beat that is of immediate, daily use to this community, we are establishing relationships that better allow us to reflect and empower their voices in our broader coverage. Bus commuters and bus issues under-reported in favor of subway policy. The Metropolitan Trasit Authority is set to reexamine and overhaul the bus network in 2020; this reporter is at the forefront of the emerging story.
Skills: Writing, Spanish languageApply →