Josh Levin

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Josh Levin
Born 1980 (age 36–37)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Education Brown University
Occupation Executive editor at Slate (magazine)
Notable credit(s) Slate magazine, Hang Up and Listen
Website http://www.josh-levin.com/

Josh Levin (born 1980) is an American writer and the executive editor at Slate magazine. He also hosts the magazine's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Levin was born and raised in New Orleans. He attended Brown University where he earned degrees in computer science and history.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[2]

In addition to writing and editing, he also hosts Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis.[3]

In 2013, he published an article on Linda Taylor, a woman Ronald Reagan once termed a "welfare queen."[4][5] The article was praised by various media sources,[6][7] with the Washington Monthly called it "the most fascinating true crime read of the year."[5]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josh Levin (Tumblr page)". Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Who We Are". Slate (magazine). Archived from the original on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hang Up and Listen podcast". Slate (magazine). Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Levin, Josh. "The Real Story of Linda Taylor, America’s Original Welfare Queen". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  5. ^ a b "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. 
  6. ^ Jones, Allie. "Everyone Missed the Real Story of Chicago's 'Welfare Queen'". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  7. ^ "The Truth Behind The Lies Of The Original 'Welfare Queen'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Awards: Media Reporting/Criticism 2004". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 

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