Jed Lipinski covers public health and criminal justice for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the biggest news outlet in Louisiana. Before joining the T-P, he was the head culture writer for Capital New York (now Politico New York) and a contributing writer for Mental Floss magazine, where he wrote features and a monthly science column called Danger Lab. Between 2010 – 2013, he was a regular contributor to the New York Times. His work has also appeared in BuzzFeed, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Outside,┬áVice, Salon, The Village Voice and other publications.

Jed has won awards from the Society for Features Journalism, the Associated Press Media Editors, the Louisiana Press Association and the Press Club of New Orleans. In 2016, he received a fellowship from the National Press Foundation for his coverage of the opioid epidemic in Louisiana. He is currently a 2017 Images & Voices of Hope Restorative Narrative Fellow, undertaking a project on the evolution of a small Louisiana parish over the past 15 years.