About

Hi, I'm Joshua Levin. I'm a college student and freelance journalist and copy editor. In high school, I was a student journalist, serving as the editor of The Shakerite my senior year. I received runner up for the Philip W. Porter Scholarship awarded by the Cleveland Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. I spend my spare time writing software, taking photos and doing volunteer community management and moderation for Framework Computer.

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

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. 

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