Stephanie Czekalinski reports for the Next America initiative at National Journal.com, which analyzes demographic changes nation-wide and examines related changes in policy and politics. Stephanie has covered the experience and impact of immigration since 2004. Her work has resulted in changes at the local, state and federal levels and a conviction in federal court. In 2008, she was a finalist for the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers. Two years later, she was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Her work has appeared in The Columbus Dispatch and its sister publication Fronteras de la Noticia. Czekalinski began her career at the Lorain Morning Journal, in Lorain, Ohio.