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Tom Meagher


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About Me

I’m the deputy managing editor at The Marshall Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization covering crime and justice in America. At the Marshall Project, I’m part of the team that built The Next To Die, a data-rich project tracking executions in 10 states.

I specialize in investigative, data and interactive journalism, including:

A veteran reporter and editor, I’ve taught data and investigative reporting skills to journalists and students at conferences and universities around the world.

I live in New Jersey, where I co-founded Hack Jersey, a group of journalists and programmers working together to improve the news.

In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching soccer and brewing my own beer.


My email address is hello at the_domain_name_of_this_site.

If you’d like to email me securely (and I encourage you to do so), you can download my PGP public key. The short ID is 9dab58d8 and the fingerprint is BAEF EF88 07C9 C5B4 DF79 EF36 CB0B DD46 9DAB 58D8. To confirm my identity, you can also find my key on the MIT keyserver and at the website of The Marshall Project. You’re welcome to call me at The Marshall Project for additional confirmation that I am who I say I am.

To get started with encrypting email, I recommend you read John Keefe’s walkthrough for beginners.

For OTR instant messaging, you can find me at

If you see any typos, broken links or other weirdness on the site, please help me out by filing a bug report on Github.