Alex Jacobi's Profile
Alex Jacobi: Education reporter for the Columbia Missourian and Art Director at Vox Magazine
WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE MISSOURIAN?
I am a second-semester graduate student and report on education-related stories at the Missourian. I also work at Vox Magazine, the Missourian's sister publication, where I'm an Art Director, which means I help oversee the magazine's design.
WHAT KIND OF JOURNALISM KEEPS YOU GOING AND WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE?
My favorite stories to write are ones that deal with more humanitarian issues, like education, religion and profile pieces. I enjoy when I get to talk to someone about why they believe what they do or how they are making the world around them a better place. After my time at the University of Missouri, I want to find a career at a Christian magazine and eventually start my own, because I feel like Americans are undereducated on religious matters.
WHAT'S YOUR BACKGROUND?
I am from Dyersburg, Tenn., and attained my bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Martin in spring of 2014. There, I was executive editor of the campus newspaper, The Pacer. In my time there, the paper became award-winning for the first time in a decade. I am proud of the work I did there, effectively leading people and helping them to work together, and I really enjoyed the people I worked with.
WHAT'S YOUR LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK LIKE?
When I'm not working, I am resting mostly, because this time in my life is pretty hectic. I really enjoy when I get a few days or a week off and am able to travel back to Tennessee to see my family. My family consists of my mom, dad and 16-year-old brother, and they're some of my favorite people. As for hobbies, I am a singer and have been ever since I can remember. I took voice lessons for a decade of my life. I also play piano, guitar and ukulele. Music's a big part of my life. I also like reading any chance I can, and I'm slightly addicted to Netflix.