May '18: Named a finalist, Metcalf Institute's Science Immersion Fellowship for Journalists.
May '18: Awarded a scholarship by the Center for Cooperative Media to attend the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association's convention in Palm Springs, California.
Apr. '18: "Lost Mothers" series by NPR/ProPublica nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory reporting. (Contributed as a recordist, two interviews in New Jersey.)
Nov. '17: "Orange is a Color a Man Can't Be—Or, How to Cover Up" nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Jeanette Beebe is a poet and journalist based in New Jersey. Her data-driven news and enterprise reporting on public health, science, and tech has appeared in The Daily Beast, PBS' Next Avenue, and Scientific American. She has reported for NPR member station WHYY for over two years, after a four-month stint as a newsroom intern. She has contributed to the Princeton Alumni Weekly, an editorially independent print and digital magazine, for over three years, and her reporting has also appeared in The Tab, the Princeton Echo, and the Philadelphia Business Journal.
She's got two sidelines: as a freelance fact-checker (OMNI Magazine, Science History Institute) and as a freelance recordist. Her work has been broadcast by the BBC, Gimlet Media, WBUR, and NPR/ProPublica's investigative series "Lost Mothers", which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
Born and raised in Iowa, Jeanette holds an A.B. in English with certificates in Creative Writing and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Princeton University. She also served as the M.A. Scholar at NYU's Science, Health, & Environmental Reporting Program, where she studied for one semester. She got her start in journalism as a staff writer for the Daily Princetonian's culture pages, where she interviewed voting machine researchers a decade before they sounded the alarm that made international headlines. Her short doc Beyond the Boys' Club (a team effort produced with her classmates in a TV news course) won the University Center for Human Values Short Movie Prize.
A Pushcart- and Best New Poets-nominated writer, Jeanette recently joined Nat. Brut's staff as the magazine's Social Media Manager. At Princeton, her book-length senior thesis was advised by rock star poet Tracy K. Smith. Her poems have appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Heavy Feather Review, Matador Review, Rogue Agent, and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in Dialogist and Fjords Review. Her poem "Adopted" won first prize in the Iowa Poetry Association's Lyrical Iowa competition, and her poem "Given Up" was a semi-finalist for the Crab Creek Review's Poetry Prize. She has performed spoken word across the Midwest and in select venues on the coasts. In addition to workshops at Princeton, Jeanette has studied poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop (Summer Session), the Poets House, and the 92Y.
At 15, Jeanette started an arts collective, Moving ForWords Productions, to support her hometown poetry slam in Des Moines, Iowa. It co-published three literary (maga)zines, produced theater, and helped raise funds for youth poetry programs with the Juno Collective and the Minnesota Spoken Word Association. With the magic of a Xerox copier, she published four slam poetry chapbooks, including Double Digits on Luin, which is included in the zine collection of In Other Words, a feminist bookstore in Portland, Oregon that was featured in IFC's Portlandia. She served as a member of the Nassau Literary Review's poetry staff at Princeton, and she took on various roles — researcher, transcriptionist, proofreader — as an author's assistant for three nonfiction book projects.
Jeanette is based near Princeton, halfway between New York and Philadelphia. She's lived in New Jersey for over a decade, but she'll always be #IowaNice at heart.