An award-winning multimedia journalist from Mississippi, Brittany M. Brown is a reporter with MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. As a Report For America corps member, she covers workers/labor in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee with a focus on poverty, policy and power.

Previously, Brittany worked as a reporter with the Gulf States Newsroom, NPR’s Southern Hub for Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. She covered criminal justice issues in the three states while based at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson. Brittany was also the inaugural Emerging Reporters Fellow with Mississippi Today, where she covered Mississippi’s criminal legal system, before being hired full time by Mississippi Today as the criminal justice reporter.

Brittany is completing her master’s documentary thesis project on Black life and history in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Her reporting and research interests include the Black freedom struggle, labor history, injustice, incarceration, race and ethnicity in the South, oral history and documentary storytelling about communities of color.

She is a proud member of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, Investigative Reporters and Editors and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Brittany graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2019 and will graduate with Master of Arts in Southern Studies in 2022. 

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