Gulf States Newsroom
Too many local news outlets have disappeared in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The Gulf States Newsroom was created to ensure that stories related to health care, criminal justice, the economy and other important issues continue to be told. WWNO and WRKF in Louisiana, WBHM in Alabama, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and NPR are working together as a regional newsroom to plan coverage, share resources and add reporting power in a story-rich region that has for too long gone under-covered.
The Regional Team:
Priska Neely, managing editor based at WBHM in Birmingham
Rashah McChesney, senior content editor based at WBHM in Birmingham
Orlando Flores Jr., digital editor based at WWNO in New Orleans
Stephan Bisaha, wealth and poverty reporter based at WBHM in Birmingham
Shalina Chatlani, health care reporter based at WWNO in New Orleans
Bobbi-Jeanne Misick, justice, race and equity reporter based at WWNO in New Orleans
Funding for the Gulf States Newsroom is provided in part by NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- Dollar store workers are organizing for a better workplace. Just don’t call it a union.
- Expert says inadequate staffing is driving deaths in prisons across the Gulf South
- These 3 Black moms receive a ‘guaranteed income.’ Here’s what they’re doing with it.
- How 3 Gulf South country stores are adapting to high inflation: ‘It’s hurt everybody’
- After launching in Atlanta, rural Georgia is the next stop for this guaranteed income pilot
- From pig ears to vegan food, Jackson’s oldest Black business district finds new life
- What to know about Alabama abortion rights after SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade
- Privacy researcher worries about a ‘scenario where everyone is a sheriff’ post-Roe
- Workers at New Orleans Starbucks say yes to unionizing; the 1st in Louisiana
- With vanpooling, workers and employers find a ‘win-win’ amid a tight labor market, high gas costs