About

jakenew

Jake New is a journalist and consultant living in Washington, DC, where he is a senior writer at Whiteboard Advisors and a contributor to Teen Vogue.

He has written about education for nearly a decade. For the past three years, he covered student life and college athletics for Inside Higher Ed, where his reporting frequently focused on campus sexual assault, race, discrimination, free speech, mental health and the NCAA. He chronicled how the Obama administration and student activists brought unprecedented attention to the issue of campus sexual assault and how colleges struggled to keep up with the pace of change. He was the first to report that the president of Baylor University would be resigning over his administration’s handling of sexual assault complaints, the first to tell the full story behind the University of Idaho’s decision to leave big-time college football, and the first to reveal that the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel had decided that football players at private colleges should be considered employees.

His work has also appeared in the Chronicle of Higher EducationSlate, PBS Newshour, the Washington Post, the Hechinger Report, EdSurge, HuffPo, Times Higher Education, eSchool News, Indianapolis Monthly and the Bloomington Herald-Times. In 2017, he served as interim publications fellow at the Student Press Law Center. While studying journalism at Indiana University, he filled many roles at the Indiana Daily Student, including editor-in-chief.

His reporting has won a third place Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award in the category of In-Depth Reporting, a first place Society of Professional Journalists’ Indy Pro Chapter Award in the category of Best Series, and a first place Indiana Collegiate Press Association award in the category of “Best News Feature Reporting.” As a student journalist, he was a finalist in the Keating Feature Writing Competition. In 2013, he was awarded the Chronicle of Higher Education’s David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists.

Email him at jakegnu@gmail.com.

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