Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Inside the outbreak: Church in a pandemic

Churches | President calls for no gatherings of more than 10 people
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/13/20, 04:10 pm

Editor’s Note: This is an update to a story that originally published March 13, 2020.

On Sunday morning, churches across the nation went virtual: Many congregations livestreamed worship services in the wake of the coronavirus crisis that has jolted daily life in the U.S. to an unprecedented halt. 

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March madness

Politics | The once-full bracket of Democratic presidential candidates narrows to a pair of contenders and a question about what makes a moderate
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/12/20, 03:52 pm

On the morning after a bruising Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C., former Vice President Joe Biden stood in the fellowship hall of a local Baptist church with a dark smudge on his forehead. 

It was Ash Wednesday, and Biden had dropped by a Catholic church earlier, where a priest applied ashes in the shape of a cross—a traditional symbol of repentance at the beginning of Lent. “Remember that you are dust,” a priest often says during the service. “And to dust you shall return.”

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Two-man race

Politics | Super Tuesday reveals a Biden surge, a close race with Sanders, and a battle for the identity of the Democratic Party
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/04/20, 12:58 am

In his classic book about the volatile presidential election of 1968, journalist Theodore White compared Republican Richard Nixon to Ebenezer Scrooge’s partner Jacob Marley: “Political clerks, clergymen, undertakers, and mourners had all signed the register. Nixon was as dead as a doornail.”

Except he wasn’t.

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