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Washington, D.C.
Washington Correspondent, NJ Advance Media
Covers:  polls, lobbying, campaign finance, federal government, government waste, government misconduct & ethics, politics

@NJAdvanceMedia DC correspondent. Ex-@PressClubDC president. Standing Committee of Correspondents member. @dcmediasoftball coach. Long Islander. @Mets fan.

Jonathan D. Salant, an award-winning political and investigative reporter, is the Washington correspondent for NJ Advance Media, serving and The Star-Ledger. He has worked for Bloomberg News, The Associated Press, Newhouse News Service and the Syracuse Herald-Journal and The Post-Standard, among other publications. He is a winner of the Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis, and a finalist for ...

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National Press Foundation Award

2011 - Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress

Scripps Howard Award

2009 - finalist for Raymond Clapper Award for Washington Reporting

What was your first job as a journalist?

Local government reporter for the Bergen Record in New Jersey.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I still have a large Royal typewriter in my home office.

How is social media changing news?

Everyone is a 24-hour wire service now. But unlike traditional wire services, some post first and then report.

U.S. providing $16M to Camden for waterfront development — PHILADELPHIA - The city of Camden will get $16.2 million in federal funds to rebuild a network of streets north of the Ben Franklin Bridge in an attempt to enhance economic development in the area. The money will support city and state efforts to redevelop the Camden waterfront.

Top 17 times Democrats bashed Trump at DNC 2016 — PHILADELPHIA â€" It was Donald Trump's turn to be caught in the crosshairs. After being nominated at a 2016 Republican National Convention that featured speaker after speaker attacking former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump was the subject of barbs from the Democratic podium.

DNC 2016: Trump campaign calls Clinton speech 'insulting' — PHILADELPHIA - Republican nominee Donald Trump blasted former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech as "an insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric" in a statement by senior policy adviser Stephen Miller..

Tea Party Favorite Embraces Obama as N.Y. Politics Shift — Representative Nan Hayworth of New York, first elected with support from the anti-government spending Tea Party movement in 2010, is aiming for the political center in this year's campaign against a Democrat trying to dredge up her past.

Trump pledges $1M more for presidential campaign — PHILADELPHIA - As Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton prepares to deliver her acceptance speech, her Republican rival has pledged to donate an additional $1 million to his own campaign if he can raise an equivalent amount from supporters. "Nothing would make me happier than to write another million-dollar matching check," Trump said in an email solicitation to supporters.

Obama praises Clinton, blasts Trump: 'The choice isn't even close' — PHILADELPHIA - President Barack Obama energized a Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night, proclaiming optimism about America and declaring that Hillary Clinton is by far the most qualified candidate to lead the nation.

Sweeney boycotts DNC 2016 event, citing sponsor and Garrett gay remark furor — PHILADELPHIA - State Senate President Stephen Sweeney canceled a speaking role at Wednesday's New Jersey Democratic delegation breakfast after the event sponsor PSEG did not cut off all financial support for Rep. Scott Garrett. In explaining his absence, Sweeney decried Garrett's "callous disregard" for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals and said it could not "go unanswered or unchallenged."
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Jul 28, 2016

.@HillaryClinton: "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man you can trust with a nuclear weapon." #DemsInPhilly #DNC2016

Jul 28, 2016

Issues you'd never think would be controversial: "I believe in science." @HillaryClinton at #DemsInPhilly

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