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Jack Dodson

Ellsworth, ME
Reporter and Videographer — The Ellsworth American
Covers:  Criminal justice, immigration, environment, abuse of power and corruption stories. Really anything. I'm a general assignment reporter and videographer for the Ellsworth American.
Doesn't Cover: Nothing's out.

Reporter/videographer covering eastern Hancock & western Washington Counties for @EllsAmerican. @columbiajourn '16. Past: @jigsawprods & @RetroReport.

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I’m a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker living in NYC, and I’ve been working as a reporter in various media since 2009. I am currently a student at the Columbia Journalism School in both the Documentary and Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting programs.

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For watchers of ranked choice voting, we're now in a weird phase: the Legislature, which appears to have little to no political will to make RCV happen, now has to decide how much money they want to give the SOS for implementation.  http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/political-news/rcv-ball-back-legislatures-court/ 
RT @ashleyfeinberg: the other thing is this would feel more sincere if he didn’t seem to be pretending that the tweet that made it infi… https://t.co/J7KqXSDPDX
NYT employees can't reply to you, but I can: maybe before you take a job writing op-eds for a massive news outlet, you should learn what classism is. This event was not tragic because of the kids' intelligence. It was tragic, period.  https://twitter.com/BretStephensNYT/status/964359114338914304 
Also, that "one common thread" amounts to shoot first, ask questions later at checkpoints. It amounts to racism and apartheid. But hey, it works! Good suggestion, Huck.  https://twitter.com/MarquardtA/status/964168113334910976 
RT @mayjeong: If Kim made a mistake, it wasn’t boarding the submarine, or wearing a skirt to an interview, or agreeing to meet a source so…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing intern at The Times Record in Brunswick, Maine.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Nope. But they are gorgeous.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To engage with the wider world; to be curious, scrutinizing and analytical; to set the record straight and pursue the truth in all the noise.