Alexander Jones

Journalist

Location icon United States of America

My name is Alexander Jones and I am a Journalism student at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Portfolio
The Borgen Project
07/31/2015
How Poverty Can Stunt Brain Development in Children

According to a study published earlier this month in JAMA Pediatrics, children who grow up in poverty can be more likely to experience stunted brain development. Low test scores and poor social interaction at school have been linked to poverty at home in the past, but these findings help provide scientific evidence for the correlation.

The Borgen Project
08/29/2015
Ice Cream and Poverty in Zimbabwe

New data from the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has listed Zimbabwe as one of the poorest nations in the world. While poverty in Zimbabwe has been an issue for quite some time, these new statistics help place it in a more concrete context.

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Uptalk, Vocal Fry and the War On Women's Voices | Reporter Magazine

At 13, Jesse Amesmith first learned how not to speak like a woman. "I read an article in Cosmo or something that was like, '13 Ways To Drive Him Crazy in the Bedroom,' and one of the things it said was that men find high pitched noises in the bedroom to be annoying or a 'turn off,'" Amesmith said.

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On "Think Pieces" and Journalistic Elitism | Reporter Magazine

On "Think Pieces" and Journalistic Elitism by Alexander Jones on Apr. 22, 2016 I'm going to cut straight to the point here in the think-pieceiest way possible: I don't appreciate the way we've been talking about think-pieces. Coined in the late 1930s by Paul W.

Medium
03/28/2016
Crate Digging, Pt. 1

I've been feeling oddly nostalgic recently. I say "oddly" because it's not for a particular time or place - I'm remarkably happy with where my life is right now - but I still feel this strange reverence for the not-so-distant past. It doesn't sting or ache the same way more traditional nostalgia does, though.

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