Dan Lawton : Journalist


Dan Lawton is a journalist and creative copywriter.

Most recently, he worked for the East Bay Times, where his investigative reporting on in-custody deaths and shoddy government accounting practices spawned investigations and policy reform.

He has previously reported on criminal justice and a range of other subjects for the Times-Picayune, the New Orleans Advocate, Bloomberg News and the Christian Science Monitor.

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.

Between 2010 and 2013, Dan founded and ran a small digital media company with a focus on creative web content and search engine optimization.

Dan has an avid interest in mindfulness meditation and has sat several long silent retreats. You can reach him at Daniel.Lawton@gmail.com.

Check out some of Dan’s work