Daniel Johnson (journalist)

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Daniel Benedict Johnson (born 26 August 1957) is a British journalist who is the founding editor of Standpoint.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Daniel Johnson is the son of the author and Presidential Medal of Freedom holder Paul Johnson and brother of Cosmo Johnson and entrepreneur Luke Johnson.[3]

After attending Langley Grammar School he graduated with a First in Modern History from Magdalen College, Oxford. Johnson was awarded a Shakespeare Scholarship to Berlin. Returning to English academia as a fellow of Queen Mary, University of London, he served as Director of Publications for the Centre for Policy Studies.

Johnson made his name as a journalist covering the fall of the Berlin Wall as German correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He has been a leader writer for both The Times and the Telegraph,[4] as well as literary editor and associate editor for The Times. In 2008 he launched Standpoint magazine as founding editor. He was also a contributing editor to The New York Sun and a contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, The Literary Review, Prospect, Commentary, The New Criterion,[5] 'The American Spectator and The Weekly Standard.

He is married with four children.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1989 German Neo-Liberals and the Social Market Economy
  • 1991 Thomas Mann: Death in Venice and other stories
  • 2007 White King and Red Queen: How the Cold War was Fought on the Chessboard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Standpoint. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Will Standpoint fall at the first hurdle?". The Independent (London). 29 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Arguing the World: Standpoint, A New British Periodical". The New York Sun. June 30, 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Daniel Johnson profile". London: guardian.co.uk. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Johnson". The New Criterion. Retrieved 8 December 2010.