I tell stories, mostly through the printed word on paper and the web but have dabbled in photography, editing, audio slideshows and design.
I can be reached at jackie [dot] borchardt [at] gmail [dot] com
Statehouse reporter — February 2012-present
Cover Ohio government, politics and state issues from the Columbus bureau.
Education reporter — August 2009-February 2012
Wrote local and state daily news, explanatory and feature stories about education — pre-K through college. Recognized by the Wyoming Press Association for in-depth reporting (“Top of the class“) in 2010, general news story (“Hill at-will“) in 2011 and specialty/beat reporting (education) in 2010 and 2011. Awarded the 2011 School Bell for outstanding education coverage by the Wyoming Education Association. Placed third for investigative/enterprise reporting in the 2012 Top of the Rockies contest for series about community literacy.
City editor — August-December 2008
Coached student reporters on the K-12 education beat, taught reporting skills and edited copy, video and audio. Hunted for stories and assigned to reporters based on their interest, strengths and potential to improve.
Reporter — August 2007-08
Wrote breaking news, daily county government news and features and enterprise lifestyle stories. Blogged and wrote stories about the county budget, roads, policies and election issues.
Intern during the Democratic National Convention — August 2008: Blogged and wrote stories for the Post, Columbia Missourian and Register Star.
Global Journalist magazine
Assistant editor — January-May 2008
Coordinated short and long feature stories with freelance writers from around the world. Wrote briefs about journalism in Europe and Asia.
News assistant — Summer 2006
Managed online calendar, answered readers’ questions and wrote daily briefs about events, meetings and notices. Compiled information for sidebars and databases and fact-checked stories for metro desk.
Features Reporting Intern — Summer 2005
Wrote short community profiles and centerpiece features of local interest, gathered data for information boxes and edited proofs.
Editor-in-chief, features editor, staff writer — September 2003-May 2007: High-profile news stories, features, designed pages and advertisements, coordinated editorial board.
M.A. in Journalism — May 2009
Research: Sharing the storm: How the Times-Picayune affirmed responsibility to its community
Kappa Tau Alpha journalism honor society
B.A. in English and Spanish with honors — May 2007
Thesis: EUROAHORRO: The American fast food invasion as an indicator of and force behind modern social change in Spain
Spring 2006: Studied language, translation, theater, film and architecture at Colegio Mayor San Augustín.
Taught English in third grade.
College football, running, cooking, hiking, travel, CrossFit, Chicago, tennis, social media, New Orleans, baking, architecture and interior design, music, Spain