United States

Umberto Bacchi

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

Sep 12 2018

World sinks to 10-year happiness low: survey

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World happiness levels are at their lowest level in over a decade, with the number of people who say they feel stressed and worried rising, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

Aug 31 2018

Virtual reality tackles real-life sex abuse

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Your boss ends a meeting by grabbing a colleague and asking her to "pack something fitting" for the party you're all planning after an out-of-town conference.

Aug 29 2018

Refugee charities call Polish reality TV show 'poverty porn'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Polish reality TV show that follows a group of locals as they meet refugees en route to Europe has been criticized as "poverty porn" by aid groups that accused producers of capitalizing on people's suffering.

Aug 23 2018

Big cities vow to make buildings carbon neutral by 2050

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leaders of some of the world's biggest cities vowed on Thursday to make all buildings carbon neutral by 2050, ensuring they make no contribution to climate change.

Aug 23 2018

UK to step in if no-deal Brexit costs charities EU aid money

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British charities that receive European Union (EU) funding will not lose out if the country crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the government said on Thursday, after aid groups raised fears their work could suffer.

Aug 22 2018

Asking job applicants what they earn 'traps women in low pay'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asking job applicants what they earn entrenches the gender pay gap because women often start work on lower salaries, a British charity said on Wednesday, calling for an end to the practice.

Aug 22 2018

Will banning foreign buyers solve homelessness in New Zealand?

BANGKOK/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on foreigners buying homes in New Zealand is not enough to solve the problems of affordable housing and homelessness, analysts and campaigners said, as the country became the latest to impose curbs on non-residents buying property.

Aug 21 2018

Italy probes Lazio football fans who warned women to stay away

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police and football authorities in Italy said on Tuesday they were investigating after hardcore Lazio fans warned women to stay away from front row seats at the club's stadium in Rome, in an incident that has sparked a public outcry about sexism.

Aug 20 2018

British charities spending more to tackle sexual misconduct: survey

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British charities are spending more money on staff and training to tackle sexual misconduct since an abuse scandal swept through the aid sector, a survey has found.

Aug 20 2018

Discovery of London cannabis farms raises child slavery fears

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Large numbers of child slaves may be working on cannabis farms in London, experts warned on Monday, after new figures emerged showing the scale of cultivation of the illegal drug.


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