Dan Lawton : Journalist

Dan Lawton is a journalist and meditation teacher.

Dan is currently the economic justice reporter for Mountain State Spotlight. He 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 and Bloomberg News. 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 previously taught courses in mindfulness through his business, NOLA Mindfulness.

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

Dan can be reached a DanLawton@protonmail.com