Jacob Fenston


University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism MJ expected May 2009

Published Stories:

Bicycling in Cuba takes visitors off the tourist track
The Washington Post

Emma Brown and Jacob Fenston, class of 2009, write in the Washington Post travel section about a cycling adventure in Cuba.

Antillean Creole Taught in Paris
The World

Jacob Fenston, class of 2010, reports on how a Paris high school teacher is rethinking the boundaries of French identity and history with the first-ever Antillean Creole language classes in public schools.

Scraper Bike Fever Spreads, Thanks To YouTube
NPR Weekend Edition

Jacob Fenston, class of 2009, reports for NPR Weekend Edition on a group of Oakland teenagers who've garnered a cult following for their YouTube music video about tricked-out bicycles.

Work Experience:

Volunteer Reporter, KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio, Portland, OR, March 2004 - September 2006 Reported over 50 stories covering local issues, including environment, police, and labor. Also produced and engineered newscast regularly.
Freelance Reporter, Free Speech Radio News, Labor Radio and The Portland Alliance, March 2004 - September 2006 Covered nationally significant Northwest news.
Stage Manager/Assistant Stage Manager, Portland Center Stage, August 2005 - July 2007 Responsible for backstage aspects of production.