Last updated on: 10/7/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

John Cloud Biography

Title:
Writer for TIME Magazine
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“Many groups introduce their children to alcoholic beverages at an early age. And they tend to have fewer alcohol-related problems than we do in the U.S.

Groups that have a successful relationship with alcohol de-mystefy it and prevent it from being a highly desired ‘forbidden fruit’. Then, instead of promoting alcohol abuse, peers and social expectations reduce it.”

“Should You Drink with Your Kids?,” Time, June 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Writer, TIME Magazine, 1997-present
  • Panelist, National Research Symposium on Talent Development, University of Iowa, 2006
  • Panelist, “The Culture of Ecstasy,” Symposium on Ecstasy, the Medicine, Science, and Culture Of MDMA, Northwestern Center for Health and Safety, 2001
  • Senior Writer, Washington City Paper, 1995-1997
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Recipient, Third place, NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards, 2005
  • Recipient, Second place, NLGJA Excellence in News Writing Award, 2005
  • Recipient, Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, National Press Club, Aug. 30, 2004
  • Recipient, Special Citation, National Awards for Education Reporting, Oct. 19, 2003
  • Recipient, 2nd Prize, National Awards for Education Reporting, 2002
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?