About the project

Amanda and Josh Zurawski, of Austin, Texas, glance at the locket that holds the remains of the child they intended to name Willow. Amanda was 18 weeks pregnant when she suffered complications and doctors told her the loss of her fetus was inevitable. Instead of providing an abortion, they sent her home until Amanda developed sepsis. She is one of several women suing the state of Texas over its abortion laws. (Photo by Joseph Kual Zakaria/News21)

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that would upend almost five decades of legal precedent and leave behind chaos and confusion in communities across the nation. The justices overturned Roe v. Wade – the 1973 landmark case that affirmed an individual’s constitutional right to an abortion.

This summer, 25 journalists from universities across the U.S. gathered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to produce a national project examining the broad impacts of that ruling – one year later.

“America After Roe” examines how the monumental decision has gone beyond abortion bans and courthouse battles to more broadly affect health care, culture, policy and people. News21 fellows traveled to cities big and small with a goal of helping the public better understand how this is playing out on the ground and in individuals’ lives.

Their stories – produced in text, video, audio, photos and graphics – are available to media outlets for publication at no cost.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation joined forces in 2005 to launch News21 as a cornerstone of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provides core support for News21.

Individual fellows are supported by their universities as well as a variety of foundations, news organizations and philanthropic partners that include the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Inasmuch Foundation, Hearst Foundations, The Arizona Republic/azcentral and Gray Television.

Use our content

Anti-abortion advocate Mark Lee Dickson is interviewed by News21 fellows Tori Gantz, left, Jada Respress, center, and Jenna Ebbers, right. (Photo by Mingson Lau/News21)

News21 content is free. Media partners interested in publishing or airing it must simply agree to the terms of use and conditions set forth by the Cronkite School. To sign up for our distribution list and stay updated, contact Executive Editor Pauline Arrillaga at pauline.arrillaga@asu.edu.

Contact us

For questions about “America After Roe” or the News21 program, please contact Executive Editor Pauline Arrillaga at pauline.arrillaga@asu.edu.

Financial supporters

News21 fellow Trilce Estrada Olvera participates in camera training at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. (Photo by Shelby Rae Wills/News21)

Meet the Fellows


  • Executive EditorPauline Arrillaga
  • Managing EditorKathy Corcoran
  • Visuals EditorEmmanuel Lozano
  • Audio EditorRegina Revazova
  • Project ManagerJulia Thompson
  • Web Application DeveloperAdnan Alam
  • Administrative EditorRebecca Blatt
  • Business and FinanceNazeef Ebrahim, Shannon Mangino, Elena Islas and Joanna Alvillar