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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 19 2018

Rare bee offers hope of clean alternative to toxic chemicals

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Veronica Harwood-Stevenson gambled her life savings on research into a rare species of bee, she had no way of knowing whether it would pay off.

Apr 18 2018

In tech we trust - but less than half of Americans are ready for the next disaster

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than half of Americans have basic emergency information to hand should calamity strike, an Ipsos survey revealed on Wednesday, yet 83 percent are confident technology will play "an important role" in their preparation for the next disaster.

Apr 17 2018

Latest legal fight accusing oil companies of climate change launched in Colorado

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three Colorado communities filed a lawsuit against oil companies on Tuesday, launching the latest legal battle seeking damages for what they claim are the costs of adapting to climate change.

Apr 06 2018

Crisis chic: bottles linked to Flint's toxic water are refashioned as clothing line

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fashionistas can put the Rust Belt city of Flint, Michigan, on their radar when a hip clothing line makes its debut on Sunday, the result of local residents and artists turning discarded water bottles into fabric.

Apr 04 2018

Social welfare has lifted 50 million out of poverty, World Bank says

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 50 million people have escaped extreme poverty because of social safety nets, from pensions to feeding programs, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

Apr 03 2018

Hunger on campus: researchers say a quarter of U.S. college students went hungry

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About a quarter of students at 66 tertiary institutions in the United States said they had gone hungry in the previous month, researchers said on Tuesday.

Mar 28 2018

Puerto Rico hurricane migrants may be wild card in U.S. elections

ORLANDO, Fla. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Juan Carlos Cuevas fled Puerto Rico last year, after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, he may unwittingly have traded a fight with nature for a political battleground.

Mar 27 2018

Campaigners call for plastics-free aisles in giant U.S. grocery chain

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. campaigners are calling on the nation's largest supermarket chain to introduce a plastics-free aisle, giving shoppers the option of buying products without pollution-making packaging.

Mar 29 2018

Island of plastic debris in Pacific far bigger than previous estimates, study says

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A giant island of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean holds as much as 16 times more debris than was previously thought, posing a significant threat to the food chain, scientists said on Thursday. | Video

Mar 22 2018

Charity fundraising after Facebook's data breach: risks but little choice

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The scandal engulfing Facebook has prompted privacy concerns among charities, but experts say the platform's unrivalled reach means they have little choice but to continue relying on it to raise money.

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