Michael Indriolo, a 2020 Kent State University journalism graduate who previously worked with the Portager and other local publications in Portage County, will join The Land’s team as its new reporting fellow.
Michael is a visual journalist whose coverage focuses on unrest, public policy and injustice. He views his work, as many journalists do, as a public service. He believes strongly in a bottom-up approach to news, holding fast to the idea that strong local news encourages local civic engagement, fostering community and holding local officials accountable to the truth and to their constituents. He was born to a Lebanese immigrant, his mother, and a small-town American, his father, leaving him in a sort of ethnic and racial limbo while offering him unique insights into what being an American means. Through journalism, he aims to explore just that: what the American Dream means to communities and individuals alike by reporting on cultural, social and political movements.
Over the next nine months, Michael will be working with The Land on health equity reporting, elections and civic engagement reporting, and more.
Welcome, Michael! You can contact him at [email protected]