On today’s episode, Mark Simon interviews Jake Wittich. Jake is a reporter for Block Club Chicago covering different neighborhoods in the city and LGBTQ issues. He’s also the vice-president of the Chicago chapter of the NLGJA, which is the association of LGTBTQIA journalists. And – he’s part of Block Club thanks to Report for America, from which we’ve had many guests.

Jake shares his journalism origin story, gives examples of the reporting he does, explains the goals of the NLGJA, and shares the benefits of being a part of Report for America.

Jake’s salute: AAJA Chicago