About and Contact

I’m a journalist in New York City. I work at Slate, where I am an associate editor. Previously, I also worked at WNYC’s The Takeaway, where I was a per diem associate producer, and on NPR’s economics podcast Planet Money, where I helped out on the T-Shirt Project and several other stories. My own stories have been published by Slate, The Atlantic, NPR, Columbia Journalism Review, In These Times, SMOG, DNAinfo, Global City NYC, Chicago Booth Magazine, UChicago News, The Huffington Post–Chicago, the Chi-Town Daily News (defunct), and the Chicago Maroon.

In 2013, I earned a master’s in magazine journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before that I worked as a grant writer, university communications writer, occasional freelance journalist, bar doorman, and illegal parking lot (defunct) attendant in Chicago. I live in Brooklyn and on Twitter, @sethmaxon. Email me about anything at seth.maxon@slate.com, or by using the form below.

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