Jansen Baier is a young reporter, writer, and filmmaker with a love for telling stories and out-of-the-box thinking. Growing up in southern California, Jansen was surrounded by nature and frequented the miles of hiking trails in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains. Throughout high school he fell in love with film, and once enrolled in the George Washington University, this love for storytelling transitioned into journalism.
Beginning with covering local politics in the District, Jansen was soon writing for MediaFile on the news about the news; examining news desserts, objectivity in election coverage, and the everchanging journalistic economy. After a shortage of journalism classes offered his junior year, Jansen found himself enrolled in a science reporting class and hoped for the best. He soon found a deep interest in science journalism, both in its constantly learning attitude and explanatory storytelling nature. Jansen is now a rising senior pursuing a major in Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. To view some of Jansen’s other written and video work, check out his website here.