Portfolio of a Chicago-based education reporter

About me

Kalyn Belsha covers education for The Chicago Reporter, a nonprofit online magazine that investigates issues of race and poverty. Previously, she covered education for Catalyst Chicago and the suburban Chicago Tribune.

Starting in fall 2018, she will be a Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at Columbia University where she will be working on a longform reporting project about the out-migration of black students from Chicago and how this major demographic shift is impacting their education. Kalyn taught journalism and digital media at Loyola University Chicago for five years and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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