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Jaleesa Jones
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So, I pitched a summer special to USA TODAY College called "At the Intersection," which is geared toward marginalized communities. For our first episode, we had Kinfay Moroti, a visual journalist and writer for The News-Press, and Nichelle Smith, the features editor for USA TODAY Network National News. We spoke on the #CharlestonShootinas   Kinfay was actually on the ground there. Take a listen:  http://college.usatoday.com/2015/06/27/charleston-shooting-forgiveness/ 
Examining the church-based tradition of swift, Christ-like forgiveness in the wake of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
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"His attention on your chest may be unwelcome, but you need his attention on your science and his best advice.” http://college.usatoday.com/2015/06/02/caltech-sexual-harassment-advice/ #sexism   #sexualharassment   #caltech   #science   #stem  
"His attention on your chest may be unwelcome, but you need his attention on your science and his best advice."
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Former Al Jazeera English writer Sarah Kendzior used to write a lot about the prestige economy and how it privileges those who can afford to provide unpaid labor, and keeps fields like journalism very white and very upper middle class.

I want to shake up journalism, lend a voice to the silenced and be a platform for the invisible... because I know what it's like to read a publication and not see my reality reflected back to me. 

Help me get started on my journey. http://www.gofundme.com/mpge1k
On February 17th, 2015, my life changed. This introvert from Indianapolis, Indiana, with a small voice and big dreams received clearance to intern for a dream company: USA TODAY.  As some of you may know, I've been freelancing for USA TODAY for a year now. In addition to that, I've also held thr...
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"Enclosed in that competitive spirit was a heart as big as this dome — a heart that couldn’t quit giving, a heart that could never quit helping." 

#UNC  celebrates the life of Coach #DeanSmith  in public memorial. 
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If released, Thurst may address a critical gap in the online dating world, which has LGBT college students excited.
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Right after the   #PHxMosque  protest, a Northwestern University chaplain experiences #islamophobia  on a United Airlines flight 

http://college.usatoday.com/2015/05/30/university-chaplain-experiences-islamophobia-on-united-airlines-flight/ #discrimination  
The associate chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University says she felt humiliated after she was allegedly discriminated against while 30,000 feet in the air. In a Fac...
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Please help me realize my dream! #USATODAY   #journojobs   #internships   #money  
http://www.gofundme.com/mpge1k
On February 17th, 2015, my life changed. This introverted black girl from Indianapolis, Indiana, with a small voice and big dreams received clearance to intern for a dream company: USA TODAY.  As some of you may know, I've been freelancing for USA TODAY for a year now. In addition to that, I've...
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#BlackLivesMatter will soon be more than just a Twitter hashtag for students at Dartmouth College.
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Journalist.
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AP Style, CMS, Blogging, Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine), Copy Editing, Fact-Checking, Photography, Microsoft Office Suite
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Story tips, funny videos, hate mail? Email me at jaleesa.m.jones@gmail.com. :)
Introduction
I am a recent alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an incoming editorial intern for USA TODAY College. 

I immerse myself in all things editorial. I am constantly gobbling up news, brainstorming pitches and writing. In the bit of free time I have, I enjoy spoken word poetry, binge-watching Law & Order: SVU and demolishing respectability politics on Twitter. 
Bragging rights
Tamron Hall gave me the side-eye on live television. :)
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Washington, D.C.
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Chapel Hill, N.C. - Indianapolis, Ind.