Jay ShahAssociate Producer “Sound of Ideas”
Expertise: Environment, public policy, social issues, local music and arts, health and science, audio production and storytelling, solutions journalism
Education: State University of New York, Old Westbury - Bachelor of Arts, media and communications
Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Musica, Akron
Jay Shah is an associate producer for the "Sound of Ideas." A former WKSU news intern and freelance producer, she's a New Yorker at heart but making Ohio her home has been her best adventure so far. She is passionate about the environment, local arts and music and social justice issues. She wants to tell more stories highlighting tangible solutions surrounding climate, poverty, health equity and public policy. Her motto is, "There can be truth in opinion, but there is no opinion in the truth."
- Covered Ohio Statehouse and local legislation, environment and public health issues as an intern for WKSU
- Audio diary featured on NPR's "The Takeaway" with Melissa Harris-Perry for its "Slice of Life" series
- Former host/producer, "Down in the Dark with Darth Jayder," Old Westbury Web Radio (OWWR), 2014 - 2018
- SUNY Old Westbury Media Arts Celebration (MAC) Award, Best Creative Production in Radio - 2017 & 2018
- SUNY Old Westbury Media Arts Celebration (MAC) Award, Best Event Promo in Radio - 2018
- Journalist of color and first generation immigrant
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The mission of Ideastream Public Media is to be a trustworthy and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us. Our highest priority is providing news and information that is reliable and accurate, that is gathered with integrity and professional care and that is presented with precision and respect for the intelligence of our audiences. We are transparent about how we discover and verify the facts we present and strive to make our decision-making process clear to the public. We disclose relationships, such as with partners or funders, that might appear, but will never, influence our coverage.
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