Check out the personal essay I got to write about for Univision Anchor Maria Elena Salinas!! I am so happy I had the opportunity to interview her during the DNC and I’m honored that she asked me to contribute to her website. ¡Fíjense a mi ensayo personal que yo escribí para la reportera Maria Elena … More Essay for Univisión anchor Maria Elena Salinas
Michelle Obama Makes Compelling Case for Hillary Clinton. Article published on Politic365.com
The DNC just made history again, but the news media aren’t paying attention. I broke this story before the Associated Press reported on it.
Hillary Clinton Timeline from AllDigitocracy.org The complicated relationship between the news media and Hillary Clinton
Here is an article and audio package I made for AllDigitocracy.org talking about Clinton’s new acceptance and usage of the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” Jon won the Audio News Award from the Journalism Department from Temple University in May 2017 for this piece.
By Jon Dowding A school bus full of African American children came to a halt on North Broad Street as protestors marched to city hall chanting, “Education is a right, not just for the rich and white.” Temple University, Drexel, University of Pennsylvania, Community College of Philadelphia and University of Pittsburgh were the only universities … More Not Just for the Rich and White
By Jon Dowding Photo via Prevention Point Philadelphia. On a rainy Thursday afternoon just after 3 p.m., three schoolchildren pass two small vans on their way home, where a line of people wait to trade their dirty needles for clean ones. The children just ignore it with practiced indifference. At the corner of North 11th … More Continuously Making a Point in the Community
By Jon Dowding In 2003, during the Gulf War, an explosive was dropped onto a shopping center in Kuwait at 2 a.m. during a live CNN broadcast. As the cloud of smoke quickly approached, the anchor was faced with a choice. The anchor decided not to venture toward the cloud of smoke and seek … More When Questioning a Wolf
By Jon Dowding Photo via The Temple News. Laughter from the audience and a relaxed atmosphere do not appear in a typical debate. Yet the October 19 Philadelphia mayoral debate between Republican Melissa Murray Bailey and Democrat Jim Kenney was characterized by what the current presidential candidates lacked, a focus on the issues and scarcity of … More Discussions First, Bickering Second
By Jon Dowding Photo via Temple University. A colored girl, dressed in red, stands center stage retelling the story of how a father killed his own two children. Surrounding her are other colored women, dressed, in varying hues of the rainbow, who listen painfully to her tale. When she reaches the climax of her story, she … More I Loved Her Fiercely