My name is Allen Arthur and I’m a journalist based in Queens.
While getting my Master’s degree from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, I began working with formerly incarcerated people to understand how journalism might serve them. Since then, my work has grown to focus on how policing, incarceration, and the legal system impact people and communities.
I’m currently the assistant to the Director of the Newmark Graduate School’s Social Journalism program, working with grad students to reimagine journalism as a service to communities. I also lead audience development for Documented, an independent nonprofit journalism organization focused on the effects of policy on NYC’s immigrants.