|Born||1980 (age 36–37)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Occupation||Executive editor at Slate (magazine)|
|Notable credit(s)||Slate magazine, Hang Up and Listen|
After graduating from Brown, Levin began his journalism career as an intern at the Washington City Paper in Washington, D.C. He moved to Slate in 2003 where he is currently a senior editor. He edits the magazine's sports and technology sections.
In 2013, he published an article on Linda Taylor, a woman Ronald Reagan once termed a "welfare queen." The article was praised by various media sources, with the Washington Monthly called it "the most fascinating true crime read of the year."
- Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' Media Reporting/Criticism Award in 2004 - for article titled "Off Target", co-written with Erik Wemple, published in Washington City Paper which helped to break the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal.
- "Josh Levin (Tumblr page)". Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- "Who We Are". Slate. Archived from the original on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- "Hang Up and Listen podcast". Slate. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- Levin, Josh. "The Real Story of Linda Taylor, America's Original Welfare Queen". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
- "Slate.com's Josh Levin has published the most fascinating true crime read of the year — and it has an important public policy twist". Washington Monthly. 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
- Jones, Allie. "Everyone Missed the Real Story of Chicago's 'Welfare Queen'". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
- "The Truth Behind The Lies Of The Original 'Welfare Queen'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
- "Awards: Media Reporting/Criticism 2004". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
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