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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 columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media (Connecticut Post, et al.). He’s the former managing editor of the Washington Spectator, a bulletin of public affairs. He wrote about the 2012 campaign for the New Statesman and Al Jazeera English. Until then, he was 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 the modern history of presidential campaign reporting. He was the 2016 Koeppel Journalism Fellow at Wesleyan University, where he taught political analysis writing. 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 one of the Lilly Scholarships in Religion for Journalists in 2009.
He has written about politics, the economy, business and social issues for a range of publications, most prominently CNN, Reuters, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Guardian. Others include: The Daily Beast, the American Prospect, The Forward, New York Daily News, the Columbia Journalism Review, The Week, Boston Review, The American Conservative, Bookforum, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
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.