Noah Baustin

Class of 2022

Noah Baustin is a journalist and audio producer originally from Northampton, Massachusetts. He is a first-year student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism where he is studying investigative reporting and audio production.

Noah got his start in journalism in 2016, when his love of audio storytelling motivated him to pick up a mic and start recording interviews in his home community of western Massachusetts. Since then, Noah has worked as a freelancer and his work has been published by New England Public Radio, Valley Free Radio, The Oaklandside, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Greenfield Recorder, and more. He has covered everything from local government to agriculture to the arts. Noah also worked as a producer on the second season of American Public Media’s Field Work podcast and interned for WBUR’s Endless Thread podcast. He spent his first semester at Berkeley covering the Oakland Police Department for Oakland North.

Noah’s background is in food and agriculture. After receiving his BA in Food Systems from NYU in 2016, he worked on a dairy farm in New York state called Hawthorne Valley Farm. Once he returned to his native Massachusetts, he continued working on farms and also interned for the Massachusetts Food Policy Council. Beginning in 2017, Noah worked as Communications Coordinator for three years at the non-profit Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA). While with CISA, he wrote the weekly Valley Bounty agriculture column for the Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper, booked guests for the weekly Local Hero Spotlight radio segment on WRSI, and produced the 2018 and 2019 performances of the live storytelling show Field Notes.

Clips and Published Work

Roaming in caravans, burglars overwhelmed Oakland’s cannabis industry in 2020
The Oaklandside, December 2020.

Sudanese Refugee Family Watches Revolution From Afar
New England Public Radio, July 2019.

Oakland to vote on stronger police oversight
Oakland North, October 2020.

Leaving the Bunker: Pioneer Valley Roller Derby Searching for a New Track
New England Public Radio, September 2019.

Amid challenges, Barstow’s Farm still taking the long view
Daily Hampshire Gazette, May 2020

Two years after failed vote, Greenfield adopts ‘Safe City’ ordinance
Valley Advocate, July 2019.

EDUCATION

  • University of California, Berkeley
    M.J. Journalism
    2022

  • New York University
    B.A. Food Systems
    2016

EMPLOYERS

  • American Public Media - Producer, Field Work Podcast
    (Oct 2019 - Apr 2020)

  • WBUR - Intern, Endless Thread Podcast
    (June 2019 - Oct 2019)

  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) - Communications Coordinator
    (Oct 2017 - Aug 2020)

  • Massachusetts Food Policy Council - Intern
    (June 2017 - Oct 2017)

AWARDS & HONORS

  • NYU Honors Scholar

  • NYU Gallatin College Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society