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Journalist and filmmaker based in D.C. as a producer for Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines.
I began media and writing work in Detroit, reporting for Labor Notes and editing Critical Moment magazine in 2007. I got into documentary work in 2010, co-producing Brewster Douglass, You’re My Brother, a film about public housing in Detroit. I also had the honor of working for renowned Detroit philosopher and author Grace Lee Boggs and the Boggs Center.
In 2011, I moved to Washington, D.C., on a journalism fellowship at American University and the Center for Public Integrity. At the Center, I covered money and politics during the 2012 campaign. During graduate school, I produced a documentary about eviction defense, which premiered at the D.C. Film Festival in 2012.
Tweets and Email: paul.abowd (at) gmail.com.
Reporter, The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C. — 2011-13
Publicist, Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, Detroit — 2011
Writer in Residence, Inside Out Literary Arts Program, Detroit — 2011
Assistant Editor, Labor Notes, Detroit — 2007-10
Editor, Critical Moment, Detroit — 2007-12
Associate Producer, Fault Lines, Al Jazeera, Washington, D.C. — 2013-
“Brewster Douglass, You’re My Brother“ — Co-producer, 27-min. doc on Detroit — 2012
“D.C. USA“ — Co-director, music video for D.C.-based group Ugly Purple Sweater — 2012
“Eviction Defenders“ — Director, 9-min. doc on evictions in D.C. — 2012
“Visions“ — Director, music video for D.C.-based artist Superstar Butta — 2012
American University, M.A. in Journalism, Washington, D.C. — 2012
Future Media Workshops, Graphic Design, Detroit — 2011
University of Michigan, B.A. in History, Ann Arbor, Mich. — 2007
Fellowship, Center for Public Integrity — 2011
University of Michigan, Rosenberg History Award — 2006