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Shannon Blosser is a staff writer with the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He has been with the J.W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy since March 2004. Blosser covers higher education issues across North Carolina and the nation, assists with media inquiries, and publishes the Pope Center’s weekly newsletter, Clarion Call. He also updates the center’s Web site.

Since he joined the Pope Center, Blosser’s commentaries have been published in the Raleigh News & Observer and National Review’s online publication, and he has been quoted in other publications across the state and nation. He has been a guest on radio programs discussing higher education issues in North Carolina.

Blosser began his career as a journalist working as a sports and news writer in West Virginia and North Carolina. Blosser graduated from West Virginia University in 2002 with a B.S. in journalism.