Jason DeRose

senior editor, national desk, NPR
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Fellow for Leadership Summit: The Future of Local News and Public Media

Jason DeRose is a senior editor on NPR's National Desk, currently running the Regional Editing Project. He works with small newsrooms at member stations to improve the quality of journalism there through editing, mentoring and training. Previously, DeRose ran NPR's Economic Training Project and was an editor on NPR's mid-day news magazine Day to Day. Prior, he was a reporter and producer at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC, and an editor, host, reporter and producer at member stations in Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa. He has served as a mentor and trainer for NPR's Next Generation Radio Project and Chicago Public Radio's Ear to the Ground Project, which include programs that teach public radio's unique reporting style to aspiring high school and college students. Outside of public radio, DeRose has worked as an oral history interviewer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and as a journalism trainer at the International Center for Journalists. He has also taught journalism ethics, radio reporting, multimedia storytelling and religion reporting at DePaul University in Chicago and at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. DeRose graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., with majors in religion and English. He also holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School and studied at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.


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