Investigative Journalist and Author Jerry Mitchell is 2022 Salem Award Recipient

Voices Against Injustice honors investigative journalist and author Jerry Mitchell as the 2022 Salem Award recipient. Mr. Mitchell has made a career of reopening unsolved murders from the civil rights era over the last three decades. In 2018, he founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, the mission of which is “to improve lives, bring reform, expose injustices, give a voice to the voiceless, shine the spotlight on fraud, corruption and wrongdoing, and highlight the unseen champions of what is right.” Mitchell is the author of Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a MacArthur “genius”, and the recipient of more than 20 national awards.

Press Release from The Salem News
(March 25, 2022)