Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy (@carlamurphy) is an editor, writer, teacher, consultant, and an immigrant. More than a decade as a communities and social justice reporter fuels her shift from covering a beat to designing the future newsroom and journalism industry. That looks like editing Lewis Raven Wallace’s The View from Somewhere podcast; essay-writing in Dissent, “Why we need a working class media” with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP), and in August 2021, “Multiple Mainstreams;” co-convening the 2021 Reimagine Journalism for our Communities conference; creating surveys to establish a body of knowledge about, with and for journalists of color.

In August 2021 she published Leavers, a survey of 101 journalists of color who left the industry and is currently at work on the JOC Worker Project, forthcoming. For the 2020-2021 academic year, she taught ‘class’ and economic inequality in journalism, as the ILA visiting fellow in Boston College’s journalism program. She was the vice president and a board member of the Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) and an Echoing Ida editor. Like Rihanna, she’s from Barbados, too, and is a graduate of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and the London School of Economics.