Katie Jane is available forI am looking for opportunities to work in collaboration on reported podcast series. I also want to build radio community through public storytelling initiatives, local workshops, and other outreach opportunities! As always, I am available for tape syncs.
About Katie Jane
I am a journalist and radio producer based in New Orleans. When there isn't a pandemic, I regularly travel to West Africa for reporting projects.
I like to tell stories about where the rubber meets the road: What can a dump in Senegal tell us about the global economy’s speed and contradictions? How might a private city in Lagos that hails itself as a novel development be a reiteration of colonial urban development? What can suburban malls tell us about the Cold War?
I reported, produced, and hosted a radio documentary and short video for the BBC World Service and Sundance about a privatized city in Lagos, Nigeria. I also produced the podcasts Commonplace, On View, and New Histories. I edited a podcast about ethics and entrepreneurship for Stanford University. I've done audio engineering work for The Atlantic’s Floodlines series, The Ringer’s JJ Redick Podcast, Slate’s Hi-Phi, WBUR’s Open Source, PRX’s Snap Judgement, Boston Globe’s Love Letters podcast, and multiple NPR programs. I co-curated the 2018 and 2019 seasons of Audio Under the Stars, a summer-long audio festival in Durham, North Carolina.
As a print journalist, I’ve published work in The Appeal, The Nation, Popula, Current Affairs, Scalawag, Africa Is a Country, The New Republic, Atlas Obscura, and elsewhere.
Ask me about my time in Lagos, Nigeria on a Fulbright research fellowship, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, or my experiences as a writing coach at my local community college.
Katie Jane's Portfolio
The story of one of the most ambitious, privatised cities in West Africa, which involves dredging up millions of tons of sand to build 10 square kilometres of land off the coast of Lagos. Reporters Katie Jane Fernelius and Ishan Thakore look at Eko Atlantic City, a city with its own private electricity, water supply and sewage system that works to make Lagos the Dubai of Africa, and fight coastal erosion. But the construction of the city displaced the residents and patrons of what remained of Bar Beach, a neighbourhood that is tangled up in the history of Lagos.
New Histories is a three-part podcast series. Hosted by Public Seminar senior editors Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore, New Histories explores The New School’s past on the occasion of its centenary. The New School has been a place of visionary innovation in education, but also one of endless starts and stops, failed initiatives, and abbreviated success. The centenary of The New School offers a chance to look at a university that began as an educational experiment and critique of higher education and how it has evolved into the behemoth it is today.
A series of intimate and captivating interviews by Rachel Zucker with poets and artists about quotidian objects, experiences or obsessions, Commonplace conversations explore the recipes, advice, lists, anecdotes, quotes, politics, phobias, spiritual practices, and other non-Literary forms of knowledge that are vital to an artist’s life and work. One feels, when listening to Commonplace, the pleasure of eavesdropping on the kind of unexpected, intriguing connections that only happen when interesting people sit together in a small room and talk about their real concerns and ordinary lives.
- Field Producing
- Field Recording
- Story Editing
- Tape Syncs
- Pro Tools
- Hindenburg Journalist Pro
- Zoom H6
- Rode shotgun mic
- Rode condenser mic