Naomi Martin is a reporter with 12 years of journalism experience currently assigned to the Great Divide team covering the intersection of race, inequality, and public education. She has been on the Great Divide team since June 2020. A Massachusetts native, Martin joined the Globe in 2018 from The Dallas Morning News, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the slayings of five police officers. At the Globe, Martin has covered a range of beats, from hospitals during the start of the COVID pandemic to the business, politics, and societal impact of legalized cannabis. She started her career in Louisiana, covering criminal justice in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for The Advocate and NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, respectively. In Dallas, she covered police, courts, and local government before turning to investigations, including a long-form narrative story, 9 Seconds, that delved into prosecutors’ efforts to convict a police officer charged with murdering Jordan Edwards, an innocent Black teenager. She graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a bachelor’s of arts degree in political economy and a minor in Spanish. Martin, who speaks Spanish, also serves on the Globe’s Fresh Start committee which gives people a chance to have their names removed from past news stories. Her awards include The Dallas Morning News’ Reporter of the Year Award for both 2016 and 2017 and the 2021 Massachusetts Psychological Association’s Media Award for a deep-dive into Boston Public Schools student leaders’ accounts of being pressured to participate in unlicensed group counseling sessions.