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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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@JackDodson — 388 followers, 2,093 tweets

Oct 16, 2017

RT @Longreads: “There are huge ramifications for the future if there are six, seven children without a mother.” @HyltonAnne  https://longreads.com/2017/10/16/donald-trumps-war-on-african-women/ 

Oct 10, 2017

Doesn't matter which base you're talking to; the effect is the same. "Our country is divided" is a phrase that needs to take a sabbatical.

Oct 10, 2017

that is mainly used to score cheap political points with a base that is inclined to see the other side as ignorant or vile.

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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.