Jeremy Burton

Jeremy G. Burton is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, where first and foremost he earned an unofficial education in journalism, though the official result was a B.A. in English.

A 2007 Summer Fellow at Poynter, Burton has interned at the Buffalo News, the Jewish Week, and the Plainview Herald.

After his sophomore year as news editor of UB's thrice-weekly undergrad newspaper, he was chosen to lead the Spectrum as its editor in chief. As editor, he continued to personally cover some of the UB community's most urgent stories while both managing the daily ins and outs and teaching a class for new writers.

He is currently reporting up a storm for the Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pa.


Personal Narrative – Jeremy Burton

Before I could think twice, the lie was out there, and I knew exactly why I told it.

I had been on the phone with my mom, rehashing the first weeks of journalism boot camp at the Poynter Institute, and … Read more

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As his way of life fades, a fisherman endures

Bill Harris scans the water and palms the wheel of his boat as it rocks in the morning tide. He is looking for pompano, a fish that skips along the surface, and he steers toward a spot where he caught … Read more

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The changing shape of high school’s second chances

Summer school. Those two words used to carry weight — the threat of spending vacation months in a stuffy classroom, the risk of being held back.

Today, there’s no such thing in St. Petersburg, Fla. Summer school — that mandatory … Read more

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Same God, different prayer book

Pastor Bobby Musengwa knows what churches can accomplish when united. He remembers apartheid South Africa, where Lutherans, Catholics, Presbyterians and Anglicans unified to defy segregationist law.

When apartheid ended in Musengwa’s home country, churches were a catalyst for equality.

But … Read more

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An artful impact: article

Lynn Carol Henderson talks with her hands. When she speaks about her art, they weave and circle in front of her. When she tells stories, her fingers spread wide, raising the curtain on a world of myth and magic.

Her … Read more

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