Dan Lawton : Journalist

Dan Lawton is a journalist, copywriter and meditation teacher.

Dan has worked for Mountain State Spotlight, The East Bay Times, The New Orleans Advocate, Bloomberg News and other outlets. His recent reporting on West Virginia jails led directly to lawmakers repealing a jail secrecy law. While at the East Bay Times, his reporting on in-custody deaths and shoddy government accounting spawned investigations and reform.   

Dan’s from New Orleans and graduated with an English degree from the University of Colorado in 2006. In 2009, he completed a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Oregon. That summer, he spent four months working for a newspaper in Accra, Ghana.

Dan also has over a decade of experience working as copywriter for a variety of large and small brands. He’s also a certified instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has taught over 20 courses in addition to conducting workshops for organizations and businessess.

You can check out some of Dan’s writing work, here.

He can be reached a DanLawton@protonmail.com