Poynter National Advisory Board Member
Shawn P. Williams launched DallasSouthBlog.com (now ShawnPWilliams.com) in June of 2006 where he serves as publisher and editor. In 2008, Dallas South was one of a select number of blogs nationwide to be awarded credentials for the Democratic National Convention. The website has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, NPR, BBC, and many other national outlets.
In June 2009, Shawn helped to organize Dallas South News, a nonprofit news organization that utilizes technology, social media, and journalistic principles to empower and inform underserved communities.