Jakob Lazzaro

My Work

National Public Radio

At NPR, I wrote and managed the Diverse Sources Database and the Source of the Week email newsletter, a public resource that helps journalists find diverse sources and get them on the air at NPR. Want weekly emails featuring experts of color on newsworthy topics? Click here to subscribe.


As an Editorial Intern at CalMatters, I covered housing and transportation policy in California. I wrote two big digital feature stories — one on allowing vacancy fines for corporate owned homes and the other on giving kids free public transit. I also produced Gimme Shelter, the CalMatters housing podcast.

90.5 WESA

As a Newsroom Intern at WESA, I served as a general assignment reporter covering daily stories for broadcast and publication online. I also reported several longer, pitched features including one on perceived yet untrue grocery store monopolies and another on Pittsburgh’s air quality.

Medill on the Hill

As a Politics Reporter at Medill News Service, I covered Congress, the White House, and anything political happening in Washington, D.C. My work has also been published in USA TODAY, The Bend Bulletin, The Frederick News-Post, and three times with UPI

North by Northwestern

Northwestern University’s independent, student published daily online news magazine. I hosted the podcast Can’t Let Go, created episodes for AskNBN and wrote for the politics section. I most recently was Executive Editor, but I also served as a Managing Editor and the Audio Section Editor.

The Charleston City Paper

Charleston’s alt-weekly, locally-owned and independent since 1997. As an intern, I maintained the events calendar and covered local arts and culture news.

Medill Work

As a Medill student, I did a lot of reporting for class assignments. I showcase the best of that here.