The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

Recognizing that most criminal justice infrastructure in this country is local and that injustice in the system has a chance to be corrected only if those agencies and institutions are held accountable, The Marshall Project will launch its first three local news teams beginning in 2022. The new local news operations will serve mainstream audiences in communities lacking criminal justice reporting infrastructure, and elevate the stories of those directly impacted by the criminal justice system.

With support from the American Journalism Project, The Marshall Project will add a chief strategy officer to lead the vision for local expansion and invest in increased financial management capacity and fundraising support in the local markets.


  • Carroll Bogert is president of The Marshall Project. Carroll was previously deputy executive director at Human Rights Watch, running its award-winning global media operations. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 1998, Carroll spent twelve years as a foreign correspondent for Newsweek in China, Southeast Asia, and the Soviet Union.
  • Susan Chira is editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project. She worked for The New York Times from 1981 to 2019 as a reporter and editor, including posts as foreign editor and deputy executive editor, overseeing daily news coverage across The Times. As senior correspondent on gender issues, she was a member of the team that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of sexual harassment.