Marta Jewson is an award-winning reporter who covers education in New Orleans for non-profit news outlet The Lens. Her work in New Orleans has exposed systemic special education problems and recently, a high school where less than half of the senior class was eligible to graduate despite the school allowing students to participate in graduation. She began her reporting career covering charter schools for The Lens and helped found the hyperlocal news site Mid-City Messenger. Jewson returned to New Orleans in the fall of 2014 after covering education for the St. Cloud Times in Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's journalism school.