Jared Goyette

Reporter, writer and digital producer

United States

A Minneapolis based freelance writer, reporter, producer and storyteller. Reporting on social movements, protests, immigration and refugees. Spanish and Portuguese speaker.

Two Diners, Three Questions

Ahead of a high-stakes election, voters at two Minneapolis diners talk about the mayor, the police, and the cost of rent. This story was originally published in the Oct. 15, 2021 edition of the Tap, one of our three subscriber-driven newsletters. Thanks to all Heavy Table Patreon supporters for underwriting this original story (and others).

Washington Post
Citizen patrols organize across Minneapolis as confidence in the police force plummets

MINNEAPOLIS - It's approaching 2 a.m., and City Council member Jeremiah Ellison is patrolling his neighborhood in a black sedan when the smell of smoke wafts through the open driver's side window. Several black-owned businesses had been destroyed in this area - considered the heart of the city's black community - in recent fires that investigators have deemed "suspicious."

ABC Radio National
The rallying cry heard the world over

Could Australia's Black Lives Matter movement bring about real world change? Jared Goyette, Bridget Brennan and Allan Clarke trace how the brutal death of George Floyd has resonated with so many, from the scorched streets of Minneapolis to downtown Melbourne.

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the Guardian
Why? The question that still hangs over Justine Damond's killing

When Minneapolis police officers Matthew Harrity and Mohamed Noor arrived at the alleyway behind the home of Justine Damond on the night of 15 July, they radioed in a "code four", which means "no assistance needed" or "situation is under control". The time was 11.39pm.