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: Woman Anchors Saudi Arabia Nightly News in Historic Broadcast
    Girls & Women

    Woman Anchors Saudi Arabia Nightly News in Historic Broadcast

    By Joanna Prisco|Sept. 25, 2018

    Breaking boundaries. Read more

  2. Article: The Best and Worst States to Be a Teacher in 2018
    Education

    The Best and Worst States to Be a Teacher in 2018

    By Joanna Prisco|Sept. 24, 2018

    Teaching remains one of the worst paid professions that requires a bachelor’s degree. Read more

  3. Article: Climate Change's Latest Casualty: Cute, Tiny Puffins
    Environment

    Climate Change's Latest Casualty: Cute, Tiny Puffins

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 30, 2018

    The black-and-white birds have been endangered since 2015. Read more

  4. Article: Missouri Just Passed a Law Limiting Child Marriages Throughout the State
    Girls & Women

    Missouri Just Passed a Law Limiting Child Marriages Throughout the State

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 29, 2018

    Anyone under the age of 16 is now prevented from being wed. Read more

  5. Article: 5-Year-Old Jamaican Girl Banned for Dreadlocks Can Now Return to School: Court
    Education

    5-Year-Old Jamaican Girl Banned for Dreadlocks Can Now Return to School: Court

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 28, 2018

    The girl’s family had been told to remove the locs, but they refused. Read more

  6. Article: Sharing Food With Homeless People Is Now Protected by First Amendment
    Food & Hunger

    Sharing Food With Homeless People Is Now Protected by First Amendment

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 28, 2018

    We should all feel free to share meals with those in need. Read more

  7. Article: Steph Curry Pens Powerful, Personal Op-Ed in Support of Gender Equality
    Girls & Women

    Steph Curry Pens Powerful, Personal Op-Ed in Support of Gender Equality

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 27, 2018

    The basketball star says it’s high time the pay gap was closed. Read more

  8. Article: Scotland Is the First Country to Offer Free Sanitary Products to All Students
    Water & Sanitation

    Scotland Is the First Country to Offer Free Sanitary Products to All Students

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 27, 2018

    Tampons and pads are basic necessities, and should be provided to all. Read more

  9. Article: Bill Gates Highlights 'Teacher of the Year' Working With Refugee Kids
    Education

    Bill Gates Highlights 'Teacher of the Year' Working With Refugee Kids

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 24, 2018

    Her efforts exemplify what the mogul wants Americans to care about in education. Read more

  10. Article: Sudan Teen Faces Renewed Threat of Death Penalty for Stabbing Rapist Husband
    Girls & Women

    Sudan Teen Faces Renewed Threat of Death Penalty for Stabbing Rapist Husband

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 24, 2018

    The girl’s appeal has been suspiciously withdrawn, according to Equality Now. Read more