John Forrester (with microphone) interviewing Carl Bernstein at the Suffolk University commencement, 2008

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.


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

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