I’m a reporter who’s been asking Americans how they define a great nation, as part of AP’s Divided America project this election year. AMA.
Hi, everyone! I’m AP correspondent Jay Reeves based in Birmingham, Alabama, and I’ve been talking to Americans about their definitions of greatness. In an election year when Donald Trump is promising to “make America great again,” and when Hillary Clinton says America “has never stopped being great,” colleague Robin McDowell and I, and a number of other AP journalists, turned to a diverse range of Americans to see what they think.
Here’s our story on the subject: http://bigstory.ap.org/1c5fc1979dfa43919f32b98beb13843e
Here’s where you can hear, on video, from some of the people we met, and also access other parts of the project: http://interactives.ap.org/2016/divided-america/?story=america-great
And here’s my proof: https://twitter.com/Jay_Reeves/status/740927715050696704
Ask me anything -- about this project, what we learned, who we met or anything else.
EDIT: OK, we’re done. Thanks for all the great questions. Tomorrow, my colleague Rachel Zoll, an AP religion writer, will host another AMA looking at how evangelicals feel increasingly marginalized in America. You’ll find it here at /r/IAmA. Should be good. Here’s her story: http://bigstory.ap.org/705be97dd9924d3c90f51532c2a99515