Jacob Meschke is a Stateside news assistant and a rising senior at Northwestern University, where he studies journalism, Spanish and political science.
Jacob is from Williamston, Michigan, but graduated from Okemos High School in 2014. He therefore grew up, and still is, a diehard Spartan fan and Trojan arch nemesis. Jacob loves politics, the nerdier the better, and nature—a huge advocate of the Pure Michigan campaign—but his biggest passion lies in soccer, especially the sport’s growth across Michigan and the United States.
Previously, Jacob was a reporter covering national security for the Medill News Service in Washington and the managing editor of North by Northwestern, a politics and culture magazine. He’s also spent time living abroad in Spain and Bolivia.
Stories from Jacob Meschke
- Week in Review: Rainy day fund worries and another LGBT bias decision delay
The state's savings account wouldn't last long if there was another economic downturn. That's according to new analysis from the Citizens Research Council. The independent government wa …
- Judge shoots down challenge to Detroit absentee vote count
A Wayne County judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey, saying there’s “no evidence” her office mishandled absentee ballots or violated state law in last week’s genera …
- Enbridge Line 5 disclosures should be a wake-up call for Michigan business
Our Canadian friends at Enbridge Energy may have a Trump problem with their Line 5. You’ve heard about Line 5 by now. It’s the pipeline – laid in the mid '50s – before the Mighty Mac connected th …
- Detroit air pollution disproportionately affects African-American children
Detroit ranked tenth on a list of worst metropolitan areas in the U.S. for asthma attacks in African-American children due to oil and gas exposure. That’s according to a new study, “Fumes Across the F …
- Stateside 11.17.2017
Today on Stateside, we hear how the USDA is working to regain trust of minority and female farmers. And, after thinking his career was over, Jeff Daniels explains he's now busier than ever.