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Jenna Spinelle

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A reporter's curiosity with a marketer's mindset
Member since 2020


  • State College, PA


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  • Writing
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About Jenna

Jenna Spinelle (she/her/hers) is a writer, podcaster, and speaker in higher education. She hosts and produces Democracy Works and When the People Decide, both productions of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State. She's also producing the second season of News Guest, a podcast from LION Publishers about how to create sustainable local news businesses.

She teaches courses on freelancing and the creator economy at Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. Her writing has appeared in outlets including Time Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, and Current.

Jenna's Portfolio



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  • Producing
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