February 6 - Allison Perkins Marlow

Fair and Unbiased News Reporting is in Danger. This is How You Can Help.

Journalism is increasingly becoming a dangerous job, even in America where freedom of the press is the right of every citizen. An unprecedented 110 journalists were arrested or criminally charged in the U.S. in 2020 and about 300 were assaulted. In many cases, reporters and photographers were attacked by police while covering Black Lives Matter protests. New laws move to limit journalists' access to public records. Without an active, free press, democracy disappears.

Allison Marlow is the managing editor of Gulf Coast Media. A graduate of Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston, Marlow served as war correspondent for The News & Record during the Iraq War. Before moving to the Gulf Coast, Marlow wrote for news outlets in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and South Korea.