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Adriana Gallardo

Engagement Reporter

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Adriana Gallardo is an engagement reporter at ProPublica, where she works to cultivate communities to inform investigative series. Last year, she led engagement and reported for the Lost Mothers series which illuminated a national disgrace: The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and up to 60 percent of those deaths are preventable. This series was the 2018 winner of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and received the George Polk Award in the medical reporting category.

Gallardo has long specialized in community journalism. Prior to ProPublica, she oversaw a reporting series at 15 public and NPR member stations. In 2014, she travelled the country with the StoryCorps mobile booth collecting over 400 stories archived at the Library of Congress. In her hometown Chicago, she spent over a decade working as a journalist and radio producer. She co-founded the Vocalo Storytelling workshop at Chicago Public Media and managed youth media programs at community-based organizations in the west and south sides of Chicago.

How We Collected Nearly 5,000 Stories of Maternal Harm

Asking if readers knew women who died or almost died in childbirth drew an outpouring that carries lessons for both traditional and engaged journalism.

¿Has visto a ICE o a la Patrulla Fronteriza en tu comunidad? Cuéntanos tu historia.

Las agencias federales de inmigración dicen que están tratando de evitar los arrestos e interrogatorios en las que consideran “localizaciones sensibles”. Ayúdanos a monitorear dónde están operando.

Have You Seen ICE or Border Patrol in Your Community? Tell Us.

Federal immigration agencies say they avoid arresting and questioning people at “sensitive locations.” Help us learn where they are conducting operations.

Black Women Disproportionately Suffer Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Let’s Talk About It.

We started with 10 women who faced six different maternal complications.

Another Thing Disappearing From Rural America: Maternal Care

A new study shows that more than half of the country’s rural counties now don’t have hospitals with obstetric services. And women of color are being hit the hardest.

‘If You Hemorrhage, Don’t Clean Up’: Advice From Mothers Who Almost Died

We’ve heard from 3,100 women who survived life-threatening complications of pregnancy or childbirth. They told us what they wish they had known — and what they would say to other new and expectant mothers.

What We’ve Learned So Far About Maternal Mortality From You, Our Readers

Our first maternal health story started with unusual sources, an ask and lots of collaboration. We’re just getting started.

Do You Know Someone Who Died or Nearly Died in Childbirth? Help Us Investigate Maternal Health

By many measures, the United States has become the most dangerous industrialized country in which to give birth.

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