October 25, 2017 Last Updated 11:49 am

David Wallis named managing director at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Previously Wallis served as opinion editor of Forward and deputy editor of The New York Observer

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP), a nonprofit organization founded by Barbara Ehrenreich to fund journalism about inequality in America, announced the appointment of David Wallis as managing director. Wallis will work with executive editor Alissa Quart to direct EHRP operations and initiatives, and help the five-year-old organization continue to build sustained capacity.

EHRP works with top-flight media outlets to co-publish stories by independent journalists about poverty and economic struggle, topics often given short shrift by mainstream media.

“The Economic Hardship Reporting Project steps into the breach created by rapid media consolidation, enabling many independent journalists to do critical work,” Wallis said. “It’s an honor to contribute to what Barbara and Alissa are building.”

Previously Wallis served as opinion editor of Forward and deputy editor of The New York Observer.

Before joining The Observer, Wallis was a freelance journalist for The New Yorker, Wired, The Daily Telegraph, The Washington Post and other media outlets, and interviewed world leaders including Vaclav Havel, Manuel Noriega, and Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

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