MJ Slaby

News Content Specialist

Von Lee
517 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408


MJ covers the news that IU faculty and staff need to know as a writer for Inside IU, the publication for staff and faculty at all IU campuses, and Inside IU Bloomington, the publication for staff and faculty at IU Bloomington.

This is her second return to Bloomington, and she brings experience as a newspaper reporter covering education in Indiana — including at the Bloomington Herald-Times – and in Tennessee. Most recently, she worked at a local news startup in Pennsylvania where she honed her skills at social media and developed a passion for email newsletters.

A native Hoosier, she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at IU and is a former Indiana Daily Student editor-in-chief. She’s currently a board member of the IU Student Publications Alumni Association.

An avid list maker, MJ is constantly editing her to-do list of local things to try and spends her spare time exploring new places in her adopted hometown of Indianapolis — especially if it involves coffee. She also loves catching up with friends from across the country, learning about local history and peppering her soon-to-be husband with questions about sports trivia.

Sharing campus news gives readers the resources they need to make informed decisions and learn about the IU community around them.


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