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 Boston Globe, Al Jazeera America, Salon, GlobalPost, Religion Dispatches and Tricylce: The Buddhist Review. 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.