John Oliver Mason

My Resume

Career Highlights

Freelance Writer, 1986 to Present

Progressive, August 2005 story on liberal Baptist evangelist Tony Campolo

Philadelphia Tribune, reporting on labor and religion conferences, award banquets, Martin Luther King Day community celebrations; drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, programs for the homeless, and job-finding programs for ex-offenders; discussions by former neo-Nazi skinheads, and political demonstrations.

Philadelphia Sunday Sun, community sports activities and political demonstrations

Milestones, Senior-oriented programs, emergency volunteer opportunities, personality profiles, senior organizations

Intercounty Newspaper Group, Northeast Breeze, Roxborough Review, Bensalem Advisor, Bristol Pilot –Friends-of-Parks groups, Town Watches, Bristol Borough School Board, local personalities impacting the community, and community groups

Irish Edition, Prominent Irish-Americans and community activities

Chestnut Hill Local, general reporting on community activities, cultural activities, and neighborhood personality profiles

Germantown Courier and Mt. Airy Times-Express, community meetings, activism, and personalities

Philadelphia Public Record, reporting on labor demonstrations

Philadelphia City Paper, reporting on political demonstrations

Philadelphia Jewish Voice, cultural activities and peace demonstrations

Star Newspapers, Girard Home News, Art Museum Home News, Bridesburg Star – reporting on community meetings

G-Town, worked as manager on web site

Bob Edgar for Senate, Campaign Press Intern, 1986

View Magazine Copy Editor, Staff Writer 1982 –1983

Temple News, Staff Writer, Columnist, 1981-1985

WPSU-FM, Lehman, PA, Newscaster, Newswriter, Reporter, Producer (Volunteer)

WRTI-FM, Philadelphia, PA, Newscaster, Newswriter, Reporter, Producer (Volunteer), 1981-1989 


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Bachelor of Arts in History, 1984