Ben Jodway

The Buckeye Flame

Reporter Profile

Ben Jodway covers LGBTQ+ Ohioans living in rural communities at The Buckeye Flame. Before that, he covered education for the Midland Daily News, including a superintendent search and the resignation of Central Michigan University’s president. Jodway was a reporter on Central Michigan University’s student newspaper, CM Life, covering general assignments. At WCMU Public Radio, he covered libraries being criticized for displaying LGBTQ+ books. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from CMU.

Beat: LGBTQ+ Ohioans living in rural communities

This reporter covers LGBTQ+ Ohioans in rural, deeply conservative communities where most of the state's anti-LGBTQ+ laws are emerging. The rural Ohio LGBTQ+ reporter helps amplify the triumphs and struggles of these Ohioans.