Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Writer and Public Speaker in Washington, DC

Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Writer and Public Speaker in Washington, DC

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Jamaal Abdul-Alim is a Washington, DC-based journalist who specializes in the coverage of higher education and chess. Previously, his education articles have appeared in several national newspapers and magazines, including Education Week, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. His chess articles have appeared in Chess Life, Chess Life Online, and worldchess.com. Abdul-Alim broke into the newspaper business as a crime reporter at the old Milwaukee Sentinel while completing his undergraduate studies in print journalism at the University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee. Since then, Abdul-Alim has gone on to win a number of journalism awards and accolades. He is a former Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan (Class of '08); and a former Spencer Education Journalism Fellow at Columbia University (Class of '14). He has won several awards from NABJ and was named 2013 Chess Journalist of the Year. He resides in Washington, DC, and can occasionally be found playing chess at the tables in DuPont Circle.

  • Work
    • Journalism
  • Education
    • University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee, B.A. in Print Journalism