The News & Observer’s roots go back to 1865, when its predecessor The Sentinel was launched to expose corruption in the Reconstruction era. Among the News & Observer’s many awards are three Pulitzer Prizes, including the 1996 gold medal for public service. The News & Observer is the paper of record in the capital city of North Carolina, covering the statehouse, the legislature and its impact on the lives of all North Carolinians. The newspaper’s mission is to produce fearless and independent public service journalism that gives a voice to underrepresented, unheard groups and communities.
The News & Observer
Location: * South, North Carolina
Beat: Minority communities
Position: As the region grows, new racial and ethnic communities have emerged and traditional communities have changed. This reporter tells the stories of people whose voices aren’t always heard, and examines the challenges and opportunities that arise when communities face demographic changes — not only in race and ethnicity, but in age, income level and employment. The News & Observer seeks a reporter fluent in a second language.
Reporter: Ben Sessoms