LIVE: Scripps National Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee<p>Young Texan Shourav Dasari goes for the crown of America's best spelling at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Southwest Journalist will provide live updates.</p>

We’re following the final of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Among the finalists is Texas hopeful Shourav Dasari.


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Jon Allsop
Jon Allsop
Jon Allsop graduated from the Columbia Journalism School in May 2017, receiving a Pulitzer traveling fellowship as one of the top four students in his class. While at Columbia, Jon covered everything from the musical Hamilton’s use in schools, to Chinese art, to Bronx real estate, and freelanced nationally for Pacifica Radio. He also partnered with the investigative team at The Hartford Courant as part of an international project on the lottery industry. In June, Jon will take up residence at BuzzFeed’s New York office as a Dow Jones interactive editing intern. In September, he'll start a year-long placement as a Delacorte fellow at The Columbia Journalism Review, where he hopes to cover the intersection between politics and the press in Trump’s America. Originally from Plymouth, England, Jon graduated with first class honors in Government from the London School of Economics, where he served as editor-in-chief of the official student newspaper The Beaver. He worked as a field organizer on the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union before moving to New York last summer. Jon also spent a year on exchange at Sciences Po Paris's specialist Middle East and Mediterranean campus in Menton, France.

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