New criminal justice reporter Radley Balko had been a senior editor at Reason magazine.
Rebecca Carroll, who has held editor positions at Uptown and Paper magazines, is on board as culture editor of Black Voices.
New deputy entertainment, culture, and lifestyle editor Maura Egan comes from T Magazine, The New York Times‘ fashion and lifestyle magazine, where she had been travel editor since 2008.
GOOD education editor Amanda Millner-Fairbanks was named education reporter.
The new religion reporter is Jaweed Kaleem, who had held the same post at The Miami Herald since 2007.
And Christopher Spurlock will become infographic design editor in May after graduating from the University of Missouri, where he produces infographics for the Columbia Missourian.