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Jen Chien

Jen Chien

Senior Radio Editor

Biography

Jen Chien is a senior radio editor for Reveal. Previously, she was managing editor for KALW in San Francisco, where she also was host and executive producer of Sights & Sounds, an arts coverage, community engagement and community media training project. She has edited for podcasts including “70 Million” from Lantigua Williams & Co, “The Stoop” and Wondery. She has been a contributor to “All Things Considered,” Radio Netherlands Worldwide, BBC/PRI’s “The World,” Making Contact, the San Francisco Public Press, the East Bay Express, New America Media and KPFA in Berkeley, California, where she took part in the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. Her work has won awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc., the Religion News Association, the San Francisco Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter, which named her Outstanding Emerging Journalist in 2013. Chien holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Smith College and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary performance from New College of California. Before entering journalism, she had a successful career as a professional dance and theater artist, teacher and massage therapist. Chien is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Criminal Justice

Pushed out

Black girls are being pushed out of school and into jails at alarming rates, but this issue often is overlooked.

Nov 19, 2019
The Trump Era

Commander-in-tweet

These days, a presidential tweet can dictate the news cycle for days on end. But is it driving us to distraction?

Sep 28, 2019
Inequality

The right to boycott

We look at where an Israel boycott clause in employment contracts comes from and weigh it against the First Amendment right to free speech.

Sep 7, 2019
Inequality

Year of return

We reflect on how the legacy of slavery has reverberated through the generations to the present.

Aug 24, 2019
Hate

Monumental lies

The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but the Confederacy didn’t die with it. Monuments, shrines and museums are present in the South.

May 4, 2019
Inequality

Captain Boycott

Before there were boycotts, there was Captain Boycott. Meet the man who gave a name to a new kind of protest.

Apr 4, 2019
Inequality

The right to boycott

We look at where an Israel boycott clause in employment contracts comes from and weigh it against the First Amendment right to free speech.

Mar 30, 2019