Maura Johnston (born May 28, 1975) is a writer, editor and music critic. She is the editor of Maura Magazine, a weekly online publication, and is the 2013-14 Journalism Fellow at Boston College's Institute For Liberal Arts. 
Johnston was a founding editor of Gawker Media's Idolator, and she worked for the site until November 2009. She was a lead contributor at Popdust.com in early 2011; she became the music editor of the Village Voice  in April 2011, and remained in that position until September 2012.
A native of Hicksville, New York, Johnston is a 1997 graduate of Northwestern University, where she majored in Communication Studies. She taught the course "Writing about Popular Music" at New York University from 2010 to 2013.
- Maura Magazine
- Village Voice archive
- Popdust archive
- The Awl archive
- NPR Pop Off archive
- WNYC archive
- Personal site
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