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About Ben

Ben is a journalist, author, runner, and proud "double Duck" in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in print and online with High Country News, YES! MagazineMen's Journal, Pacific Standard, InvestigateWest, Oregon Quarterly, Runner's World, and others. He is currently an engagement advocate at GroundSource and the co-author of Reimagining Journalism in a Post-Truth World: How Late-Night Comedians, Internet Trolls, and Savvy Reporters are Transforming News, scheduled for publication in February 2018.

Prior to joining GroundSource, Ben worked as the project and product manager for Gather and as an associate editor for MediaShift. Ben is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, where he earned his MA in Media Studies (2015) and BA in Journalism (2013). 

Away from his desk, Ben is a podcast junkie, fair-weather Blazers fan, and recovering distance runner. He's also an assistant cross country and track coach at Madison High School. (Go Senators!)

To get in touch, shoot Ben an email or say 'hi' on Twitter @BenDJduck