Location: * South, Mississippi
Beat: Vietnamese and African American neighborhoods
Position: This reporter covers a beat focusing on diverse communities, with a particular emphasis on the local Vietnamese population. So many Vietnamese immigrants came to the Coast for our seafood industry. This reporter tackles stories on race relations, environmental issues connected to the seafood industry and communication with loved ones far away. A reporter who speaks Vietnamese would be essential to building trust and reporting on stories we haven't been able to adequately tell. This corps reporter also helps us build bridges and tackle big-picture issues in our African-American and Hispanic communities.
Reporter: Isabelle Taft