The PublicSource newsroom is growing as the nonprofit newsroom marks a decade of progress. Here are the journalists gathering and presenting news and developing partnerships for your nonprofit newsroom.

Lajja Mistry is the K-12 education reporter at PublicSource. Originally from India, she moved to the U.S. in 2021 to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Caravan and Ampersand among others. She uses journalism as a means to follow her passion for storytelling through text and visually driven stories. Contact:

Charlie Wolfson

Charlie Wolfson focuses on local government accountability in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.  A Report for America corps member, he previously worked at the Boston Globe and covered election law and voting access as a freelance reporter for PublicSource. In 2020, Charlie graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in journalism and political science. Contact:

amelia winger

Amelia Winger recently joined PublicSource as the health and mental health reporter. A 2022 graduate of Temple University, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science, Amelia is fresh from an internship at Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY. While there, she participated in the creation of the city’s first gun violence prevention beat. Prior to that, she interned with PublicSource. Contact:

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Stephanie Strasburg is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker at PublicSource. In her prior role at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, she participated in the newsroom’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on the Tree of Life massacre, and on a team that was a Pulitzer finalist for its investigation on sexual abuse in the Amish and Mennonite communities. She also covered the region’s overdose crisis and the effects of concentrated poverty on children. Stephanie serves as the education liaison for the Pittsburgh chapter of Video Consortium. Contact:

Eric Jankiewicz is a reporter focused on housing and economic development. A native New Yorker, Eric moved to Pittsburgh in 2017. Before joining PublicSource, he was a court reporter for the Butler Eagle, where he covered criminal and civil court, and he has also worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, NBC News and other outlets. Eric graduated from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Contact:

Jourdan Hicks

Jourdan Hicks is a senior community correspondent and host of the From the Source podcast. She is often seen at events and meetings introducing PublicSource’s journalism and its opportunities to participate to the community. Before joining PublicSource in 2017, Jourdan was a community-based educator in Hazelwood. Contact:

Quinn Glabicki

Quinn Glabicki covers climate change and the environment through reporting and photography as a Report for America corps member. A Haverford College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he has worked as a freelance journalist, including a recent award-winning photo essay for PublicSource. Contact:

emma folts

Emma Folts is PublicSource’s higher education reporter, a role supported by Open Campus, a nonprofit newsroom focused on bolstering higher education coverage. A recent graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she was the managing editor of The Daily Orange student-run newspaper. Emma interned at PublicSource and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Contact:

Leading editorial efforts are TyLisa C. Johnson as audience engagement editor; Natasha Vicens as creative director; Rich Lord as managing editor; and Halle Stockton as editor-in-chief.

Learn more about our team and how to contact each of us by visiting our staff page.

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Rich is the managing editor of PublicSource. He joined the team in 2020, serving as a reporter focused on housing and economic development and an assistant editor. He reported for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...