Rend Smith


Rend Smith is the editor/news director and co-founder of Shoresides, a community-based organization that tells stories about coastal North Carolina.

Smith is a communicator and content producer who has focused on using technology to amplify diverse voices across communities.

Through initiatives like podcasts highlighting underrepresented stories, online campaigns addressing social justice issues, and projects giving a platform to incarcerated writers, Smith focuses on journalism that has an impact. His investigative journalism confronting issues like police violence and surveillance has been supported by grants from organizations including Type Investigations, The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting, Flashlight, and other journalism funders.

With bylines in publications like The New York Times, Washington City Paper, and Colorlines, Smith brings marginalized narratives to the forefront through storytelling.

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