Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy (@carlamurphy) is a social justice journalist and editorial consultant who explores race, class, status and power in and for low-income communities of color.

She has reported in Haiti and on the Haitian diaspora in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, covered police violence long before it became a major headline, gotten arrested as an independent journalist while reporting during Occupy in the South Bronx, and addressed race and class bias in the press. Among others, Carla works with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together program for black women and non-binary writers, and on journalism reform through the News Integrity Initiative at CUNY. She is also an editorial consultant to the Lewis Raven Wallace podcast, "The View from Somewhere" and vice president of the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). Her byline has appeared in Dissent, Colorlines, The Nation, The Chicago Reporter, and more, including local community papers. Educated in New York City and London, she's an immigrant from a rural Caribbean village, and a first generation college student.