Aubrey Wright is a multimedia journalist covering equity in higher education for WFIU/WTIU Indiana Public Media in Bloomington, Indiana. Prior to joining WFIU/WTIU, she worked alongside The Columbus Dispatch’s metro desk as a full-time intern and freelanced for The Columbus Jewish News. She produced a multimedia enterprise project on the rise of gunfire into family homes in Columbus and served in The Columbus Dispatch’s award-winning Mobile Newsroom while covering education, health, crime and business. She is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned a B.A. in journalism and served as managing editor for content at The Lantern, the student newspaper. As managing editor, she covered Ohio State’s biggest issues, including police violence and its presence on campus, multiple criminal trials and a decades-long sexual abuse scandal.
Beat: Equity in higher education
In a state that boasts two Big Ten universities and numerous internationally renowned private universities and colleges, the growing gap in education ‘haves’ and “have-nots” in Indiana is troubling. The journalist in this beat develops sources in the higher education community to produce stories with nationwide impact and interest, covering higher education and training post-high school in a state transitioning away from manufacturing and working to create a talent pool for the future.