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Christina Jedra

(908) 279-5911 • christina.jedra@gmail.com


Twitter: @ChristinaJedra • Clips: christinajedra.com

Current Role Previous News Experience


THE NEWS JOURNAL THE CAPITAL
Investigative reporter • August 2018 – present Reporter, U.S. Naval Academy and environment beats
City watchdog reporter • August 2016 – August 2018 Annapolis, Maryland • October 2015 – July 2016
Wilmington, Delaware Published an award-winning two-day multimedia project
Use public records and cultivate human sources to investigate, about a transgender Naval Academy graduate and her trans
break and analyze news that often spurs change predecessors anticipating a policy change that would let
Produce long- and short-term enterprise stories that them serve openly. The story ran on The Baltimore Sun’s A1
enlighten and outrage readers, including revealing that: Went undercover as a “plebe” on Induction Day and produced
• police and judges use no-contact orders to ban people award-winning narrative and video
accused of loitering and panhandling from Wilmington Covered cops, business and government in a county of
• a construction training program funded by the 500,000+ people
Department of Labor allegedly skirted labor laws (result: Broke news of the mysterious (& still unsolved) disappearance
shutdown of program, ongoing state investigation) of 23 snow plows and a statewide change to Maryland’s
prison visitation policy
• the city council president allocated over $600,000 in
taxpayer funds to nonprofits he founded — at least THE BALTIMORE SUN
$15,000 of which went in his pocket (result: legislative
changes, state audit and criminal investigation) Mary J. Corey Intern
Baltimore, Maryland • June – August 2015
• Muslim children were asked to leave a public pool
because of their modest clothing (result: the mayor Reported 20+ profiles of Baltimore homicide victims for
apologized, policies were clarified & a lawsuit was filed) award-winning special project about the city’s deadliest
month in recent history
• the city ethics commission quietly disbanded (result: it
100+ bylines on general assignment, covering crime, courts,
was quickly reinstated)
education, protests and city programs
Fight hard for access to public records and advocate for Selected from national pool for internship that commemorates
transparency the work of Mary J. Corey, the first woman to lead The Sun’s
• Filed hundreds of FOIA requests and many appeals newsroom
• Write stories about government secrecy
• Hosted FOIA workshop in August 2018 with Open Data NEW ENGLAND CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Delaware to teach citizens how to file records requests Intern
Shared reporting techniques in Investigative Reporters & Boston, Massachusetts • January – May 2015
Editors Journal (Dec. 2017) Reported story on potential dangers of artificial turf that ran
in the Huffington Post and local news organizations
Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association Awards Assisted NECIR managing editor with reporting and research
Maintained weekly Muckrakers column with top local and
2018: Public Notice Reporting — The News Journal: national investigative stories
“Wilmington Ethics Commission quietly disbanded under
Mayor Williams” USA TODAY
2017: Multimedia Storytelling — The Capital: “Sir, my day as Collegiate Correspondent
a Plebe, Sir!”
Boston, Massachusetts • September – December 2013
Storytelling in a Series — The Capital: “Uncharted Territory:
Recent Naval Academy graduate’s career stalled by Defense Wrote weekly news articles for a national college audience
Department transgender policy” THE BOSTON GLOBE
Environment Reporting — The News Journal: “Something
fishy: Goldfish infestation costs Wilmington $320,000” Co-op/Correspondent
Religion Reporting — The News Journal: “Delaware Muslims Boston, Massachusetts • January – June 2013
brace for Trump presidency” Reported full-time for the Globe’s regional section
2016: General News Story — The Baltimore Sun: “45 murders Published 50 stories in text, video and audio form, including
in 31 days” five Globe North centerpieces
Religion Reporting — The Capital: “Amid violence and politics, Flew to Washington DC to write on-deadline Memorial Day
local Muslims focus on faith” feature for Metro front page
State Government Reporting — The Capital: “No kissing Managed social media for local news sites; more than doubled
allowed in state prison” Facebook likes for Somerville news page

Education Other Experience


Emerson College COSMOPOLITAN PARENTS MAGAZINE BOSTON MAGAZINE
B.S. in Journalism, 2015
Magna Cum Laude Intern ASME Intern Editorial Intern
Managing editor for campus New York, New York New York, New York Boston, Massachusetts
newspaper Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015 May 2014 – Aug. 2014 Sept. – Dec. 2013