Benton, Joshua

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Benton, Joshua Gender: M
born on 6 November 1975 at 09:01 (= 09:01 AM )
Place Rayne, Louisiana, 30n14, 92w16
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°35' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°29 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 15°23'


American journalist, writer, and director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, which he founded in 2008.

Before moving to Harvard, Benton was an investigative reporter and columnist for The Dallas Morning News and a staff writer for The Toledo Blade. He won numerous national awards for his reporting, most notably on education. He wrote a series of stories on cheating on Texas' state test, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, which led to state reforms and the permanent closure of the Wilmer-Hutchins Independent School District.

He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a Pew Fellow in International Journalism at Johns Hopkins University, and a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii. At Yale University, he was editor-in-chief of The Yale Herald. Benton was also an early blogger at

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "I was born 40 years ago today, right this…minute." (posted at Riverside, Cambridge, MA, 9:01 AM EST, 6 Nov 2015) [1], "Rayne through and through" [2] in reply to a "fellow South Louisianan" follower's question about where he is from" [3].


  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award