Join the Pulitzer Center on Tuesday, July 13, at 2:00pm EDT for a conversation about how St. Louis’ most vulnerable neighborhoods are weathering the pandemic. Panelists will include journalists Richard Weiss and Leyla King, who contributed to a Pulitzer Center-supported project on the topic, and Misha Marshall, a St. Louis resident featured in the reporting.
As the effects of COVID-19 hit communities far and wide, this team of Pulitzer Center grantees tried to capture just one community navigating these times. The 63106 project is a collaboration between numerous local news outlets to shine a light on the experiences of families in St. Louis amid COVID-19. The project will follow different families throughout the duration of the pandemic, publishing a new chapter of their stories each month.
Read more about our panelists below.
Richard Weiss is an award-winning journalist who spent decades working and reporting at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other outlets. He is also the executive editor at the Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson storytelling project.
Leyla King is a storyteller at the Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson project. Her writing has appeared in the St. Louis Jewish Light and the St. Louis American.
Misha Marshall is a resident of the 63106 ZIP code in St. Louis. Her family was profiled as a part of this project. She works in healthcare as a medical assistant.
In an ongoing effort to report on how cities and people are confronting the challenges of COVID-19 around the United States and the world, other Pulitzer Center coverage has included vaccine access in Chicago, prisons during the pandemic, and long haulers in North Carolina.