Linn Washington Jr. is a journalist and journalism professor. He writes a weekly column for the Philadelphia Tribune focused primarily on social justice issues locally, nationally and internationally. Washington is a co-founder of the online newspaper This Can’t Be Happening – where he writes regularly on topics involving the news media, the criminal justice system and racism. Washington has won many awards for investigative reporting and editorial writing during his journalism career spanning three-plus decades. Washington is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University. Within Temple’s Department of Journalism Washington co-directs the award-winning Philadelphia Neighborhoods.com, a hyper-local news website where senior-level journalism students produce multi-media content from urban communities. Washington is a graduate of the Yale Law Journalism Fellowship Program. He holds a BS in Communications from Temple University and a Masters in the Study of Law from the Yale Law School.