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Help shape JPR’s coverage of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

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Reporters at Jefferson Public Radio want to hear from you.

Our news department covers a large area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. We can’t be everywhere, so we want to hear what you’re seeing in your local community. What stories should we be covering? What questions do you have? What problems are you seeing?

The more we hear from you, the better we’ll be able to cover the stories in this region. We read every tip we get and we take privacy seriously. Here are a few questions to keep in mind when sending tips:

  • Why should this story be told now?
  • Is this a local or regional story affecting Southern Oregon or Northern California?
  • Who should we talk to or how should we follow up?
  • Is this time sensitive? If so, please tell us. 

Meet our News Team:

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Jane Vaughan - Regional Reporter

Jane Vaughan began her journalism career as a reporter for a community newspaper in Portland, Maine, where her beat encompassed nine towns and five school districts, most of which were not covered by any other news outlet. She's been a producer at New Hampshire Public Radio and worked on WNYC's On The Media. Jane recently earned her Master's in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Get in touch with Jane using the form below or email: vaughanj1@sou.edu


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Roman Battaglia - Regional Reporter

After graduating from Oregon State University, Roman came to JPR as part of the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism in 2019. He then joined Delaware Public Media as a Report for America fellow before returning to the West Coast.

Get in touch with Roman using the form below or email: battaglir@sou.edu


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Erik Neumann - News Director

Erik Neumann is JPR's news director. He earned a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and joined JPR as a reporter in 2019 after working at NPR member station KUER in Salt Lake City.

Get in touch with Erik using the form below or email: neumanne1@sou.edu


The Jefferson Exchange

The Jefferson Exchange is JPR's live, interactive program devoted to current events and newsmakers from around the region and beyond. If there’s a guest you’d like to hear on the program, the Exchange wants your input.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Is the topic one that will be of interest to a listening audience in our corner of the world?
  • Is the guest credible and well-informed on the topic?
  • Is the combination of guest and topic likely to spark a lively and informative discussion?

Get in touch using the form below or email: jxproducer@sou.edu