Trent Jones

Trent Jones

Studio 20 2014

Job: Blogger – Self-Employed (
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago

What I Do Now

I publish weekly podcasts called Trini Trent Radio, addressing sex, sexuality, gender, race, society and culture issues. On Trini Trent TV, my YouTube series, I tackle primarily pop culture topics.

Before Studio 20

I spent several years bouncing between legacy and digital media companies. Directly preceding my start at Studio 20, I ran my music site,, which has since been rebranded as

During Studio 20, I worked directly with…

ProPublica, MIT Technology Review, Guardian Media Limited/CNC3

Final Project Partner

CNC3 News

Problem I helped solve…

I explored ways media organizations in developing countries that never fully adapted to the web can use Instagram to engage people who are skipping desktops and turning to mobile as a source of news.

Professional hops since graduating…

I worked as an editorial fellow at The Root.

Why Studio 20

Studio 20 gave me opportunities that simply don’t exist in my country. I learned a range of new skills and my worldview has been expanded.