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.

Reporters' choice

Media | Obama may be the press favorite for November, but voters are still trying to decide
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/09/08, 12:00 am

A recent John McCain web video highlights one of the more candid confessions of the presidential campaign season. The video quotes NBC News correspondent Lee Cowan describing how he felt when NBC assigned him to cover Barack Obama: "I must confess my knees quaked a bit."

If Cowan's knees quaked, MSNBC correspondent Chris Matthews' leg trembled. The online spot shows Matthews telling a fellow reporter about listening to an Obama speech: "I felt this thrill going up my leg."

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Soul searching

Campaign 2008 | Barack Obama made headlines with his faith-based proposal, but the devilish part of his plan is in the details
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/26/08, 12:00 am

Third in a series examining presidential candidates' positions on campaign issues

When the Apostle Paul wrote to first-century Christians in Corinth, he emphasized "faith, hope, and love." When Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., reached out to voters in Kentucky, he offered something similar but different: A campaign flier featuring the presidential candidate between a pulpit and a cross proclaimed: "FAITH. HOPE. CHANGE."

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Pocketbook policies

Campaign 2008 | Competing economic proposals reveal much about presidential candidates' values and views on government
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/12/08, 12:00 am

Second in a series examining presidential candidates' positions on campaign issues

When John McCain squeezed into an upstairs room of the Martin County Courthouse in Inez, Ky., this spring, he won over at least one Democrat in a room packed mostly with Republicans.

Greta Ward, a county magistrate and a long-time Democrat, gushed over the senator after he talked about economic policy in one of the most economically depressed regions in the country. "Oh, I just loved him, he gave all the right answers," said Ward.

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