Jesse Hardman is a reporter, media developer, and journalism professor. He’s the creator and manager of the Listening Post, a community media engagement project based in New Orleans that uses cell phones and community based strategies to get and share information and news. Hardman also covers coastal issues and climate change for New Orleans Public Radio. He’s a contributor to NPR, Al Jazeera America, Le Monde Diplomatique, and a host of other outlets. Hardman has taught radio and international reporting as an assistant professor at The City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He also taught multi-platform reporting and created and created a course on humanitarian communications for Columbia University’s School for International and Public affairs.
Hardman has worked on media development projects in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, South Africa, Tunisia and more. He is fluent in Spanish and has a masters degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.