About Joanna Prisco

Global Citizen contributor Joanna Prisco has spent the last six years in and out of offices ranging from OG news corporations (ABC News, Gannett/The USA Today Network) to startup zines (Gather Journal, Fathom) to digital giants (Yahoo, AOL), and covering a wide range of topics from human rights to moonshine runners. Prior to that she honed her chops as an editor for Parade, where she was responsible for all food and music content, interviewing everyone from Alice Waters to Jay-Z.

Stories

  1. Article: Girls Are More Likely to Die in Countries Where Gender Inequality Persists
    Girls & Women

    Girls Are More Likely to Die in Countries Where Gender Inequality Persists

    By Joanna Prisco|Nov. 1, 2018

    In countries with high instances of unequal treatment, young girls are at risk. Read more

  2. Article: This Indonesian Teen Is Taking on Her Country's Plastic Pollution
    Environment

    This Indonesian Teen Is Taking on Her Country's Plastic Pollution

    By Joanna Prisco|Oct. 31, 2018

    A 17-year-old is educating her peers and neighbors through multiple eco campaigns. Read more

  3. Article: How Delhi Will Combat India’s Air Pollution With Twitter and Facebook
    Environment

    How Delhi Will Combat India’s Air Pollution With Twitter and Facebook

    By Joanna Prisco|Oct. 30, 2018

    We “like” this. Read more

  4. Article: 93% of the World's Children Are Breathing Toxic Air: Report
    Health

    93% of the World's Children Are Breathing Toxic Air: Report

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Joanna Prisco|Oct. 30, 2018

    A study this week indicates severe air pollution is impacting the lives of kids across the globe. Read more

  5. Article: Muslims Raised $125K for the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims
    Citizenship

    Muslims Raised $125K for the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims

    By Joanna Prisco|Oct. 29, 2018

    In less than 24 hours, Muslim groups united to cover funeral expenses and medical bills. Read more

  6. Article: Investigation Finds African and Asian Hospitals Doubling as Debtor Prisons for the Poor
    Health

    Investigation Finds African and Asian Hospitals Doubling as Debtor Prisons for the Poor

    By Joanna Prisco|Oct. 26, 2018

    Reports worldwide contend patients are being held in plain sight. Read more

  7. Article: Teen Girls and Boys Don't Have Equal Access to Mobile Phones Worldwide
    Girls & Women

    Teen Girls and Boys Don't Have Equal Access to Mobile Phones Worldwide

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Joanna Prisco|Oct. 25, 2018

    Many parents discriminate against their daughters when it comes to cellphone use. Read more

  8. Article: Uruguay Guarantees Trans Rights With Historic Legislation
    Citizenship

    Uruguay Guarantees Trans Rights With Historic Legislation

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Joanna Prisco|Oct. 25, 2018

    The vote comes just as the US attempts to roll back protections for the trans community. Read more

  9. Article: This App Tells You the Closest Place to Find Free Water Around the World
    Water & Sanitation

    This App Tells You the Closest Place to Find Free Water Around the World

    By Joanna Prisco|Oct. 24, 2018

    The Tap platform will help ensure you’re always hydrated. Read more

  10. Article: Uber Introduces 'Clean-Air Fee' for London Rides
    Finance & Innovation

    Uber Introduces 'Clean-Air Fee' for London Rides

    By Joanna Prisco|Oct. 23, 2018

    The extra money will be dedicated toward helping drivers purchase electric cars. Read more