Allie Barton

Allie Barton

News Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Allie Barton is a master’s student who expects to graduate in December 2020. As a News21 fellow, she wrote, filmed and produced multimedia stories about natural disaster recovery in the U.S. Barton also worked as a producer for “Catalyst” at Arizona PBS.

Latest from Allie Barton

Reading, listening, learning: ASU Libraries provides public BLM resource guide

PHOENIX – ASU Libraries supports its community by creating a comprehensive resource guide on anything and everything related to Black Lives Matter.


Invisible chapters: Writing the Black community into stories of libraries, bookstores and publishing

TUCSON – The Kindred program at Tucson’s main library is one solution to a lack of African American representation in libraries, on bookshelves and at publishing houses.


Superspreaders, clusters and dead ends: Research reveals more about how coronavirus spreads

PHOENIX – Research reveals the nature of coronavirus transmission, and how some people become superspreaders while others give the virus to no one.


How Arizona universities are riding the waves of COVID-19

PHOENIX – ASU, NAU and UArizona grapple with the coronavirus with similar but separate approaches to COVID-19 to tests, teaching and telling the public what they’re doing.


Holiday travel down this year, but millions still hit roads, airports

WASHINGTON - Thanksgiving travel is expected to be down sharply this year because of COVID-19, but as many as 50 million Americans are still expected to travel this week despite pleas from health experts to stay home.


Ducey acts to reduce COVID risks from Thanksgiving travelers and winter visitors

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Cara Christ, addressed concerns about holiday travel and assisting those most affected by the pandemic.


Vote counting anxiety rises as Trump-Biden race tightens in Arizona

PHOENIX – Arizona draws national attention, Trump supports protest the election process and “Sharpie-gate” rumors add to unfounded tensions as the vote count continues in Arizona. Some media outlets have called the state for Joe Biden, but election officials caution that some 200,000 ballots still need to be counted in Maricopa County alone.


‘Long time coming’: Latino voters help flip Arizona, tighten key races

PHOENIX – Arizona appears to have selected a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since Bill Clinton’s reelection in 1996. Latino voters have been mobilizing since the state enacted the divisive immigration law known as SB 1070 in 2010.


Blue wave in the Grand Canyon State: Biden, Kelly projected winners as Arizona takes center stage in 2020

PHOENIX – Amid a pandemic that changed the way Americans live and vote, Joe Biden was called the winner over Donald Trump in Arizona, leading a blue wave that flipped the longtime Republic stronghold to a Democratic presidential candidate for only the second time since 1952.


Queen Creek School District’s Eastmark High School unveils football program

MESA - Varsity sports are finally underway at Eastmark High School in the AIA 3A Queen Creek School District.


Attending a high school football game? Here’s what you need to know in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX - After the AIA approved the resumption of fall sports, attendance limits were left up to the school districts.


‘It’s about humanity’: Vigil honors Dion Johnson, other Black victims of police violence

PHOENIX – More than a hundred people gathered outside Phoenix City Hall for a peaceful candlelight vigil to honor the lost lives of Breonna Taylor, Dion Johnson and all Black lives lost to police violence. The vigil was also held to protest the lack of charges filed against the officers responsible for the deaths.


Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 disproportionately affecting tribal nations, Native youth are stepping up to help others, preserve their culture and start the healing process.


Sky Harbor scrubs airport as fliers take off for Labor Day weekend

PHOENIX – Sky Harbor airport has installed germ-zapping LED tech on escalators, placed social distancing signs on floors and throughout terminals and has workers scrubbing windows and surfaces.


As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country

PHOENIX – With telehealth expansion, community leaders and medical providers see a chance for improved health outcomes amid COVID-19 and beyond, but a lack of infrastructure hinders access for some on tribal lands.


Amid COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, providers push for equity in treating eating disorders

PHOENIX – Women of color, particularly Black women, often have been underdiagnosed and undertreated for eating disorders, but amid calls for equity, some providers are trying to change that.


Community groups step in to provide immigrants COVID testing, relief

PHOENIX – Congress has provided medical and financial relief to millions of Americans dealing with COVID-19, but many immigrants are excluded – leaving advocacy groups to provide economic, medical and emotional support.


COVID-19 in Arizona: First death reported in Santa Cruz County

PHOENIX – Federal statistics reveal high rates of infection among Arizona nursing home residents, Mesa announces plans for dine-in restaurants and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


After days of rage, Arizonans speak of their frustrations, fears and hope

Cronkite News spoke with several Arizonans protesting the deaths of black people at the hands of police, including a college activist who encourages credible activism, an interior designer who wants others to realize what African Americans need, and a business owner worried about looting but hopes the protests will bring real change.


March for Our Lives Arizona steps into gun violence fray in communities of color

PHOENIX – Congressional candidates and members of the Arizona Legislature spoke at a town hall about gun reform organized by 17-year-old Genesis Rivas, director of special projects for March for Our Lives Arizona.