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Ashley Cleek

Adjunct Instructor, Audio Storytelling

Dept. : Salt at MECA

Ashley Cleek is an award-winning reporter and podcast producer whose stories air on National Public Radio, PRI’s The World, BBC, Latino USA, The Nation, Reveal and the Center for Investigative Reporting, and Al Jazeera America. She’s launched narrative projects with Midroll / Stitcher, including the podcast “Dear Franklin Jones” and was also part of the team that relaunched ProPublica’s first podcast, The Breakthrough. Her work has earned an Edward R. Murrow award, a Magnum Foundation grant, National Associated Press awards, an ABBY award, and a grant from IRE / FIRE (Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors) for a project on immigration law and minors. She’s reported stories in Turkey, India, Ukraine, and Russia, and across the U.S. Ashley is also a proud graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.