Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, I moved Boston in 2003 to attend Suffolk University. As an undergrad, I spent most of my time devouring German literature and films, working as an editor for my school newspaper, and combing through police logs.
From 2005 to 2009 I worked as a co-op and correspondent for The Boston Globe and freelanced for several other publications. As a journalist I excel at breaking news and arts and entertainment coverage, features, multimedia and video content production, and deep research.
After graduating in December 2009, I entered a master’s of journalism program at Emerson College. My academic work has focused on journalism history and emerging online news business models.
Most recently I worked at Arnold Worldwide in Boston as a brand journalist, producing content and assisting to develop content strategy for the New Balance and Progressive accounts.
RANDOM FORRESTER FACTS
During high school, I worked almost every summer break in the office of a hotel in southern Germany.
My greatest writing claim to fame to date is the inclusion of an article I wrote about grits in the fifth edition of a book on the best southern food writing. See page 262.
I’m a sudoku ninja.
I love taking photos of random scrawlings on walls and graffiti.
email: johnsforrester -at- gmail -dot- com