John Stoehr started The Editorial Board on a whim. It has since grown to become a pretty good place for normal people to figure what the hell’s going on in politics.

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John Stoehr is a fellow at the Yale Journalism Initiative, an associate fellow at Yale’s Ezra Stiles College, a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly and the Connecticut Mirror, as well as a columnist for the New Haven Register.

He was formerly a contributing editor for opinion for US News & World Report and the business columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media (Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, et al.). He’s the former managing editor of the Washington Spectator. He wrote about the 2012 campaign for the New Statesman and Al Jazeera English. Until then, he had been the editor of the New Haven Advocate, an alternative newsweekly.

He was for five years a Lecturer in Political Science at Yale, where he taught a class on presidential campaign reporting. He was the 2016 Koeppel Journalism Fellow at Wesleyan, where he taught political analysis. He has taught introductory political science at the University of New Haven. Other teaching: the College of Charleston (South Carolina) and Georgia Southern University. He was selected three times (2005 and twice in 2007) to participate in the Arts Journalism Institutes created by the National Endowment for the Arts. He received a 2009 Lilly Scholarship in Religion.

He has written about politics, business and social issues for a range of publications, including CNN, Reuters, USA TodayThe Independent, and The Guardian. Others include: Buzzfeed, The Daily Beast, the American ProspectThe ForwardNew York Daily News, and hundreds of newspapers big and small, too many to name. He worked for a decade in Georgia and South Carolina, where he was, respectively, a reporter for the Savannah Morning News and an editor for the Charleston City Paper.

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