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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

10 Oct 2017

Drama about growing hunger in Britain prompts call for action

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is calling for "dramatic" action to tackle growing hunger and poverty after seeing a play based on real-life events that showed parents skipping meals to feed their children.

20 Sep 2017

Teens risk suicide, drugs and AIDS due to gender "straitjacket": study

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gender stereotypes put girls as young as 10 at risk of HIV/AIDS and depression, and lead boys to abuse drugs and commit suicide, a major study across 15 countries said on Wednesday.

19 Sep 2017

Private sponsorship of refugees grows, along with resettlement needs

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain and Argentina are among a growing number of countries allowing ordinary citizens to pay for refugee care, lodging and other assistance, as global resettlement needs outstrip places available 13-fold, a Canadian-led initiative said.

07 Sep 2017

London mayor tackles city's affordable housing crisis with purchase plan

London The mayor of London plans to spend 250 million pounds buying land to tackle the city's affordable housing crisis, which he described on Wednesday as the single biggest barrier to prosperity for Londoners.

23 Aug 2017

Snapchat campaign reveals perils of student renting in Dublin

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mouldy ceilings, filthy toilets and cramped bedrooms don't make for the prettiest Snapchat messages, but students in Dublin are using the photo and video sharing app to highlight the city's housing crisis.

08 Aug 2017

Papua New Guinea land activist vows to battle for his people from Britain

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A land activist from Papua New Guinea at loggerheads with the police and developers in his home country has vowed to continue the fight for his community from Britain.

08 Aug 2017

INTERVIEW -Papua New Guinea land activist vows to battle for his people from Britain

LONDON, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A land activist from Papua New Guinea at loggerheads with the police and developers in his home country has vowed to continue the fight for his community from Britain.

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