Behind the Scenes: This week in the News21 newsroom

The News21 newsroom is in full swing, and this week teams of reporters and editors gathered for four days of meetings with consulting editor Leonard Downie Jr., to organize, update and discuss ongoing investigations of voting rights and voting culture in the United States.

Here’s a look at what the News21 team was up to this week:

Executive editor Sharon Rosenhause and assistant editor Gerald Jordan listen as News21 fellow Corbin Carson presents a portion of his project. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/News21

Multimedia coordinator Brandon Quester smiles while News21 fellows present their story to the top editors. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/News21

Consulting editor Leonard Downie Jr. reviews the budget for the News21 project. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/News21

Interactives editor Andrew Long talks about website and graphic ideas. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/News21