Jennifer Shea

Chicago, IL
Scripps College
Nature, Movies, Music
  • Jennifer is a writer with over a decade of media experience.
  • She is a longtime news junkie who got her start in journalism with an alt-monthly internship at age 15.
  • Beyond journalism, her interests include the outdoors, the animal rights movement, classic cinema, and the workings of our universe.


Jennifer has a background in print and digital news. She has worked for publications ranging from UR Chicago to the Niles Bugle to Forest & Bluff Magazine to The Daily Herald. She has also written for the websites JSTOR Daily and Outsider. Her local news reporting experience taught her the key role the press plays in healthy communities, and she looks forward to the day when a viable business model can sustain robust local news outlets across the country.


Jennifer attended Scripps College, a women's college in Southern California. She served as a writer and editor on the student newspaper and learned, among other things, to dissect pop culture with a critical eye.
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