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Hi, I'm Joshua Levin. I'm a college student, freelance journalist and copy editor. I spend my spare time writing software, taking photos and doing volunteer community management and moderation for Framework Computer. I also write about technology on The Terabyte Tribune, and other topics on my blog.

Let's Work Together

I'd love to work with you! I'm open to freelance or part-time reporting, content writing or copy editing positions. Reach out via email at josh@joshlevin.us to get in touch. 

My Work

Newswriting

Speaker Choice Supported Woodbury Teacher’s AbuserI broke a story that the Shaker Heights City School District's choice for commencement speaker, alumna and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, had written a letter supporting a former judge when he was arrested for abusing his wife, a Shaker teacher. My coverage sparked a petition drive that reached 900 signatures and was picked up by at least five professional media outlets.

Students to Attend Virtually Due to Security Concerns I managed and wrote breaking news coverage when two trespassers entered through an unlocked door and assaulted students in my school's cafeteria. I published the story within hours, and updated it within 15 minutes when the district announced that school was canceled the following day due to safety concerns.

Opinion

Editorial: Building a Culture of Safety As editorial board chairman, I participated in writing and presided over board meetings where we drafted this editorial supporting new safety protocols in response to two safety scares in less than a week. 

Column: Teachers, Please, Tri-Fold No More In this column, I express frustration about projects that make use of tri-fold presentation boards, and provide tips for fellow students to make these projects more bearable.

Photojournalism

I ran photographic coverage for three protests during my time at The Shakerite, including a march opposing cuts to Latin and Greek instruction in 2023 and walkouts against gun violence in 2022 and 2023

Experience

Editor in Chief, The Shakerite I oversaw more than 30 student journalists for year-round web and print production, managing all aspects of the publication, including planning, assigning and editing coverage. I contributed to more than 100 articles and opinions receiving bylines in 27. I participated in more than a dozen breaking news stories and oversaw the first live election night coverage in the paper's 94-year history. I also served on the editorial board for three years, including two terms as chairman.

Cross-Platform Volunteer Moderator, Framework Computer I work with a team of 14 volunteers to oversee more than 55,000 community members across four online platforms. I assist Framework's community team in developing and documenting moderation practices, and I design and utilize processes to escalate community feedback. I also provide hosting and manage configuration for community moderation tools.

Communications, BullyBash I created and manage the online presence for BullyBash, an annual meetup of Bulldog owners from across the United States. I manage the event's website and social media, as well as attendee outreach and registration.

Awards and Honors

Personal Projects