Thoughts, observations and journalism from a reporter in Austin, Texas.
Eva Ruth Moravec is the executive director and co-founder of a nonprofit that will provide information on how people are treated in the Texas criminal justice system. We’ll do this through qualitative and quantitative data and information, narratives, source documents, journalistic reporting and academic analysis.
Moravec is also a reporter with a decade of experience covering criminal justice, various levels of government, politics, and breaking news. Based in Austin, she wrote a grant-funded series on officer-involved shootings of unarmed people that ran in the Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman and San Antonio Express-News while finishing her Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Texas. The investigative news stories shed light on otherwise under-reported incidents and unearthed the fact that agencies were not complying with the law requiring them to report shootings to the state, and garnered attention from the Associated Press and Texas Standard. The law was since changed to include punishing agencies that fail to timely report.
As a freelancer, Moravec writes frequently for The Washington Post and has also had work published in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, the Houston Business Journal, Silicon Hills News, the Quorum Report, the Austin Monitor, and contributes to the blog Grits for Breakfast. Previously, she worked as a legislative reporter for the Associated Press and was a metro reporter with the San Antonio Express-News.
These posts reflect Moravec’s interests, curiosity, experience and experiments with new journalism tools. The content is a mixed bag, but she’ll try to always keep it interesting and topical. Follow along, and send her feedback via tweet, post a comment or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for clicking!