I’m a freelance reporter, researcher, and editor based in Philadelphia.
Areas of focus include housing, transit, labor, and urban issues of every conceivable kind. I am a contributing writer with Next City and have a weekly column with the Philadelphia Inquirer (“Jawnts”). I make consistent guest appearances in the pages of The American Prospect, Flying Kite, In These Times, Slate, and Al Jazeera America. For a sampling of my work, see the other pages on this website.
I’ve also worked for Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson, Princeton professor Julian Zelizer, Chicago consultant Amy Dean, and as a staff researcher with The Cry Wolf Project.
Contact me on Twitter or email: jake.blumgart5[at]gmail.com