Carla Murphy is a social justice journalist and editorial consultant. Her struggle as a reporter to cover news for, not about, marginalized or low-income communities fuels her current focus on journalism reform. Through the News Integrity Initiative, she leads or co-leads data-driven diversity projects for student and working journalists of color and newsroom management. She is editor of the Lewis Raven Wallace podcast, The View from Somewhere and has been commissioned by the Center for Community Media to research and write, The State of Black News Media in the U.S. (forthcoming).
She is a new essayist on class, race and power in media, supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP). A long-time freelancer, she is also formerly a staff reporter for Colorlines.com and a contributing editor and investigative reporter at the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute now, Type. She has reported in Haiti and on the Haitian diaspora in the wake of the 2010 earthquake and covered criminal justice reform and police violence in Baltimore, New York City and Chicago. Educated in New York City and London, she is a sometimes Spanish-speaker, an immigrant from the rural Caribbean, and a first-generation college student.