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Linn Washington Jr.

Linn Washington Jr.
I explore Philadelphia through the lens of the Latino experience.

Linn Washington Jr. is a professor of journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. Washington also works as a journalist who specializes in analytical commentary and investigative news coverage. Washington’s reporting and research examines issues involving race-based inequities in the criminal justice system and the news media plus matters related to social justice. His reporting career has involved news coverage across America and on four of the world’s seven continents. Washington’s news industry career has spanned positions from reporter to executive editor. The professional career of Washington also included service as Special Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. As a Temple journalism faculty member, Washington regularly teaches skills courses in reporting and writing. He co-founded Temple’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods.com. That hyper-local news site, staffed by journalism students, earned over fifty regional and national awards during Washington’s directorship. Seven of those awards recognized Philadelphia Neighborhoods.com as America’s Best College News Website. Washington has led study abroad programs for Temple students in London and South Africa. Washington graduated from the Yale Law Journalism Fellowship Program where he earned a master’s degree from the Yale Law School. Washington holds a B.S. in Communications from Temple University.

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[OP-ED]: La reforma fiscal de Trump levantará un muro alrededor de la educación superior

 12/05/2017 - 15:51
Johnny Irizarry, director del Centro para la Excelencia Hispánica (La Casa Latina) de la Universidad de Pensilvania.  

No se está prestando suficiente atención a determinados aspectos del robatorio que supone la rica medida impositiva que el presidente Trump y sus congresistas republicanos en el Capitolio están intentando imponer... aspectos que tendrán  impactos devastadores sobre miles de ciudadanos de Filadelfia, particularmente los puertorriqueños.

[OP-ED]: Racial Injustice Revisited: The ’73 Art Museum Rape-Murder

 11/28/2017 - 13:50
Police launched a frenzied dragnet on young black males that produced no arrests for what news headlines tagged the Art Museum Rape-Murder.

The righteous attention given the recent 50th Anniversary of the despicable November 1967 Philadelphia police assault on school students peacefully protesting outside then School District headquarters on the Franklin Parkway renews interest in another grave injustice near that site also born from police brutality.

[OP-ED]: Repasando la injusticia racial: violación y asesinato en el museo de arte, 1973

 11/28/2017 - 13:46
La policía lanzó una frenética redada contra hombres jóvenes de raza negra vinculados al caso “Violación-Asesinato en el Museo de Arte” - según los titulares de noticias del momento - pero no produjo ningún arresto.

La merecida atención prestada recientemente al 50 aniversario del despreciable asalto policial ocurrido en Filadelfia en 1967 contra decenas de estudiantes escolares que protestaban pacíficamente frente a la sede del Distrito Escolar en Franklin Parkway ha renovado el interés en otra grave injusticia cometida cerca de ese sitio, y que también tiene que ver con la brutalidad policial.

[OP-ED]: Poverty In Philly But Trump Pushes Putrid Policies

 11/21/2017 - 13:46
Un asombroso 67 por ciento de los ciudadanos de Filadelfia de origen puertorriqueño vive en la pobreza, según el estudio publicado por el Philadelphia Research Initiative, vinculado al PEW Research Center.

For Philadelphia filmmaker Gilberto Gonzales the mere mention of the name Donald Trump unleashes an inferno of verbal fire citing failures of the President coast to coast on issues of import to Latinos from Trump’s readiness to squander millions on building that border wall to Trump’s “mishandling” of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

[OP-ED]: La Corte Suprema de Filadelfia tiene un reto pendiente: asegurar la diversidad de empleo en los tribunales

 10/31/2017 - 14:28
Candidates for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Judge Dwayne Woodruff (center) and Justice Sallie Mundy (rear). Voters will select judges for the Supreme Court, statewide appellate courts and Philadelphia City courts in the November 7th election next week. LBWPhoto

La Corte Suprema de Pensilvania compila una gran cantidad de datos sobre numerosos aspectos relacionados con su funcionamiento administrativo y las operaciones de los tribunales en cada uno de sus 67 condados.

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