Joshua Benton is a journalist, writer, and editor.
Josh also came from the web, building his first websites in 1994, starting an early blog in 1999, and spending his career advocating for a news ecosystem that combines the best of old and new worlds.
He grew up in the small Cajun town of Rayne in south Louisiana. He was the first person in his family to attend college, graduating from Yale University, where he studied history, particularly the history of the American south.
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.