Dan Lawton : Journalist

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Dan Lawton is a writer, journalist, creative copywriter and meditation teacher.

Dan previously 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 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. He’s published a handful of personal essays as well.

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.

His interest in mediation was piqued in 2010 and since then he has sat over a dozen multi-day retreats across the country. Dan currently teaches courses in mindfulness through his business, NOLA Mindfulness.

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

Dan can be reached a Daniel.Lawton@gmail.com