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Robert Samuels

Washington, DC
Political Reporter — The Washington Post
As seen in: The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Independent, SFGate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Sydney Morning Herald, Houston Chronicle and 78 more
Covers:  cultural/race relations, socioeconomics, human interest, youth culture, urbanism, social equality, urban affairs, culture, metro d.c.
Doesn't Cover: education

Washington Post political reporter. Travels the US to tell stories of people and politics. Bx Science, Medill, Miami Herald alum.Figure skating fan. Left-handed

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Robert Samuels chronicles the life of the District and its suburbs at night for The Washington Post. His interests are broad, but gravitates toward the personal stories that reify our humanity and illuminate the ways we live.

Robert loves reading good journalism as much as he loves attempting to...

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RT @wpjenna: Oh, and there’s more... “Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them…
Preach. The media adored Tonya Harding and her unorthodoxy at first, judges scored her approproately and she beat Kristi and Nancy in national and international competition. She wasn’t the first, or last, working-class champion skater. Harding’s biggest hindrance was herself. 
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How is social media changing news?

It's made news, and celebrity, more democratic

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

E-mail, primarily. Or a phone call.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Twitter; Facebook; Methode; the telephone

Livingston Award

2014 - Local (finalist)
Named finalist in local for story examining the failure of the New Communities Initiative to deliver affordable housing, leading to the prolonged delay of 211 families returning to their home.s.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2009 - Florida Young Journalist of the Year