Joshua Eaton is an independent journalist who covers religion and society, human rights and national security.

Currently, Joshua is a digital producer at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Before joining NECIR, he was editor-in-chief and web editor at Spare Change News. Joshua’s writing has appeared in outlets that include the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Al Jazeera America, Salon, GlobalPost and Religion Dispatches. He has also created data-rich, interactive online content for Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English.

Joshua holds a master of divinity from Harvard University – where he focused on religion and society and Buddhist studies – and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of West Georgia. Originally from Athens, Ga., he now lives in the Boston area.