Jakob Lazzaro

My Work

88.1 WVPE

As a Reporter and Assignment Editor, I report daily news stories and audio features about South Bend, Elkhart and the rest of Michiana and work in collaboration with fellow reporters to structure and plan news coverage. I also serve as a fill-in host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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.

CalMatters

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.

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.

Medill Work

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