CalMatters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom committed to explaining California policy and politics.
Mikhail Zinshteyn covers higher education for CalMatters. He’s been a higher education reporter since 2015. As a freelancer, he contributed to The Atlantic, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed and The 74.
The CalMatters College Journalism Network trains and pays student fellows, selected through a competitive application process, to cover college issues across the state.
We’re working with a team of fellows focused on data-driven and investigative stories:
Julian Mendoza, the multimedia and podcast editor at The Orion, Chico State‘s independent newspaper.
Angie Orellana Hernandez, the Diversity and Inclusion Director at the Daily Trojan at the University of Southern California and the USC News Editor at Annenberg Media.
Omar Rashad, a community-college graduate who’s the data and investigations reporter at Mustang News, the independent student-run news organization at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Katherine Swartz, the University News Editor of The Daily Nexus student newspaper at UC Santa Barbara.