A type of law first created after the end of slavery to prohibit Black men from voting prevented more than 4.6 million Americans from participating in the 2022 midterm elections. Forty-eight states strip voting rights from people convicted of felonies, no small decision in the country with the highest incarceration rate in the world. A […]
Author Archives: Matt DeRienzo
Matt DeRienzo is editor-in-chief of the Center for Public Integrity. Previously, he was vice president of news at Hearst’s newspapers in Connecticut, and served as the first full-time executive director of LION, a national nonprofit that supports local independent online news publishers. He has also written a monthly column about the media industry for Editor & Publisher magazine. When he was editor of the New Haven Register, the newspaper was recognized with the Robert C. McGruder Award for Leadership in Newsroom Diversity, and he oversaw a team of more than 100 journalists covering the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School. At Hearst, his newsroom published a national investigation into sex abuse connected to Boys & Girls Clubs that was recognized with a 2020 Investigative Reporters & Editors award.