Alissa Quart is the Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and the author of four non-fiction books including the acclaimed Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers, and Republic of Outsiders as well as two poetry books, most recently Thoughts and Prayers. Her journalism appears regularly in The New York Times and The Guardian among many publications. She has received an Emmy and a Nieman fellowship among other honors and has taught journalism at Brown University and elsewhere.
David Wallis previously served as opinion editor of the Forward and deputy editor of The New York Observer. David, who has contributed to The New Yorker, Slate, The Washington Post and The New York Times, edited two critically acclaimed books, Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot To Print and Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression. In 2000, he founded Featurewell.com, an online syndication service that pays the majority of proceeds to contributors. In 2007, he was a plaintiff, in Martinez-Alequin et al v. The City of New York et al, a historic First Amendment lawsuit, which forced New York City to reform its press credentialing process that discriminated against online journalists.
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George Lozano has a degree in International Studies from the School of International Service at American University, where he concentrated on sociocultural conflict and transnational organized crime. He is a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar and an open-source intelligence researcher of far-right terrorism in the United States and Europe.
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Lori Teresa Yearwood is the Homelessness and Housing reporter for the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her work has also been recently featured in the Washington Post, the Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, the American Prospect, and many other publications. Photo © Preston Gannaway