Joshua Benton is a writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Before that, he was an investigative reporter, columnist, foreign correspondent, and rock critic for two newspapers, The Dallas Morning News and The Toledo Blade. Before that, he attended Yale University, studying history — particularly the history of the American south. Before that, he was much shorter. He grew up in a small town in south Louisiana.
He speaks regularly about journalism issues, at conferences, at universities, and on the occasional street corner. Get in touch if that interests you.
Interests include: Cajun culture, the indie rock of his youth, certain Graham Greene entertainments, South American charismatic megafauna, the vagaries of the .epub format, cities that were once the most populous in the world, coding, typography, Twitter APIs, the New Orleans Saints, American racism, disruptive innovation, 1980s Jason Bateman sitcoms, Ty Lawson, the Darien Gap, tropicalismo, 1970s militant leftist movements, Canadian politics, and boiled crawfish.
He tweets. Over here.
He sometimes tweets in French, poorly, for practice. Ici.
Need to send him a package or a letter? His work address is 1 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138.
Have a good one.