Terry Lee Parris Jr.

Engagement Director

Terry Parris Jr is Engagement Director for THE CITY, a new independent, non-profit news organization covering New York City. He leads THE CITY’s community engagement crowdsourcing and social media efforts. Prior to THE CITY, he was Deputy Editor, Engagement, at ProPublica. He’s won multiple awards for this work in crowdsourcing and social media. He was also part of the team that was a finalist for the 2017 Pullitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for the work they did on ProPublica’s Machine Bias project. He teaches as an adjunct professor in the social journalist program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Prior to ProPublica, he led digital production and engagement at WDET 101.9 FM, NPR’s affiliate in Detroit. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit.