Laurine Lassalle

Laurine Lassalle

Laurine Lassalle


Laurine Lassalle is a second-year multimedia student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and a graduate of Brooklyn College’s Journalism and Media Studies program.

She is working as a data reporter for Aspen Journalism, a local nonprofit news organization based in Colorado, where she is reporting on COVID-19 and the environment.

She is a former intern at the Years Project in New York City where she researched, wrote, edited, and fact-checked stories and scripts on environmental news for videos and social media.

Before coming to the United States, she earned a bachelor’s degree in France at Université de Lille in history while attending the newly opened undergraduate journalism program at Académie ESJ. She participated in student projects in France including two radio shows on Radio Campus and the news website Jollies Magazine.


  • UC Berkeley - Master of Journalism (present)

  • CUNY Brooklyn College - B.S Journalism and Media Studies (2019)

  • Université Lille 3/ Académie ESJ Lille, France - Bachelor's degree in History and minor in journalism (2017)


  • Aspen Journalism, Aspen, Colorado - Data and environmental reporter (June 2020 - present)

    - Collect COVID-19 data, create charts
    - Report on local environmental stories in Colorado
    - Report on COVID-19 related stories

  • New York Times/Santa Maria Times/ IRP - Stringer and Researcher (March 2020 - May 2020)

    - Reporting on California's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a collaboration between the New York Times and UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program. - Focusing on public health, preparedness, and the healthcare industry.
    - Conducting data collection and reporting on Santa Barbara county.

  • Investigative Reporting Program - Reporter/Researcher (September 2019 - May 2020)

    - The Californian Corruption Project: working on public records to develop stories on law enforcement officers' misconduct and corruption.
    - Aging Badly: conducting research and stories on assisting-living facilities

  • The Years Project, NYC - Social Media Intern (August 2018 - December 2018)

    - Researched, reported, and edited stories for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter on environmental news including climate change and its effects on health, ways of life, and heritage.

  • Jollies Magazine, France - Digital Reporter (2015-2018)

    - Reported and wrote stories on fashion, culture, lifestyle, and travel for this student news website.

  • Radio Campus Lille, Lille, France - Radio Host (2016-2017)

    - Served as an On-Air Host for two radio shows, “Prisme social” and “Matinale”.


  • Dean’s Merit Fellowship


  • Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
    Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)


Data Journalism, Health & Environment, Indigenous Communities, Indigenous Sovereignty, Indigenous rights, Investigative Journalism, Investigative reporting, Social Justice, Tech, healthcare, multimedia