About The Appeal

The Appeal produces original journalism on how policy, politics, and the legal system impact America’s most vulnerable people. We hold officials accountable and expose the human impact of our most routine policy and practices through original reporting, explainers, newsletters, podcasts, and in partnership with NowThis, a daily, live talk show. The Appeal is an editorially independent project of The Justice Collaborative, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Advocacy.



The Appeal

Josie Duffy Rice


Matt Ferner


Ethan Brown

Enterprise Editor

Rachel Brody

Senior Editor

Craig Hunter

Senior Editor

Braden Goyette

Senior Editor

Malecia Walker

Senior Copy Editor

Ethan Corey

Senior Fact Checker and Researcher

Jerry Iannelli

Staff Reporter

Joshua Vaughn

Staff Multimedia Reporter

Lauren Gill

Staff Reporter

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Staff Reporter

Meg O'Connor

Staff Reporter

Jay Willis

Senior Contributor

The Political Report

Daniel Nichanian

Editorial Director and Founding Editor, Political Report

Anna Simonton

Senior Editor, Political Report

The Appeal Podcasts

Josie Duffy Rice, Clint Smith

Co-hosts Justice In America

Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, Kate Shaw

Co-hosts of Strict Scrutiny

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