Teller of tales to empower and inspire. RT ≠ endorsement. Views ≠ employer.

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I share positive stories to empower and inspire my audience and when possible, provide actionable steps for their participation.

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@Chris_Dawson — 366 followers, 598 tweets

RT @CNNImpact: All of us doubt if we can make a difference. @HankFortener w/ @Adoptt shows what can happen if we still try. MORE:…
Interesting time to be a journalist. Important time as well. Proud to be a part of #cnn 
@OngShannon Looking at The Catch for possible small business segment for CNN -sent email to biz, but would like to connect today if possible
@joyjeong_ would like to discuss CNN Spring internship w/ Special Projects  email
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a Media Coordinator at CNN, working in the Media Operations Department.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, A smith Corona

How is social media changing news?

Attention Spans have shortened news stories to a headline.


Award for Excellence in International Reporting

2013 - International Reporting
InterAction’s annual Award for Excellence in International Reporting recognizes exemplary reporting by a U.S.-based journalist who has informed and educated U.S. audiences about international development and/or humanitarian affairs. The 2013 award winner is Christopher Dawson.

Global Media Award

2011 - Natural Disaster coverage
"The lead producer for CNN’s “Impact Your World” initiative, Coker College alumnus Christopher Dawson, has been honored with the 2011 Global Media Award for the positive impact his work has had in the lives of the victims of last year’s earthquake and its aftermath in Haiti. ShelterBox USA founder Tom Henderson presented the award for “delivering thorough and accurate coverage of the relief efforts that took place immediately following the earthquake in Haiti” at an evening reception at the Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Feb. 10. “Following one of the most devastating earthquakes in the western hemisphere, Dawson worked tirelessly to provide CNN viewers worldwide with in depth stories, detailed listings on ways to help by various methods, currencies and actions, and to help produce the Larry King Live Haiti telethon,” Henderson said. “He has kept attention on this story as Haiti has transitioned from rescue to recovery, detailing the flooding, the cholera outbreak and the need for more aid.” From: