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Jenna Bal

News Intern

Expertise: News, arts and culture

Education: Kent State University - Bachelor of Science, Journalism

Kent State University - Master of Science, Library & Information Science (class of 2025)

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Portage Hike and Bike Trail


Jenna Bal was an intern with Ideastream Public Media from January 2023 to May 2024. She has worked with the news team, "Sound of Ideas," the arts and culture team and the digital team.

Before joining Ideastream, Jenna interned with GIE Media and worked as a reporter and editor for KentWired, Kent State University's student news organization.


· KentWired Advisor's Award

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