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Jason Michael Thornberry

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Experienced journalist and writer with a lyrical and satirical voice—one who is able to frame the human experience within the wider context of culture, economy and power.


Freelance journalist │The Stranger, Seattle, WA (2014)
“Seattle Landlords Are The Weirdest People,” (Feature Article)
The quest to find an affordable apartment in Seattle in the midst of a construction boom.

Freelance journalist │Central Circuit, Seattle, WA (2013)
“Unplug Me!” – Monthly column about the virtues and sometimes negative effects of technology.
“Paper or Plastic” – A lively debate over the future of the e-book.
“I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems by Cats” (Book Review)

Arts and Entertainment Editor │Central Circuit, Seattle, WA (2013)
Edited articles for publication; supervised staff.

Freelance writer │The Adirondack Review, Brooklyn, NY (2010)
“What We Ache For by Eric Morago” (Book Review)
“Revelations by Sandy Cohen” (Book Review)

Managing Editor │Coast Report, Costa Mesa, CA (2004-2005)
Assigned articles, managed staff and edited for print

Editorial Intern and Freelance Journalist │OC Weekly, Costa Mesa, CA (2004)
Copy editing and assisting editors with various tasks to meet deadlines gracefully.

Staff Writer │Coast Report, Costa Mesa, CA (2003)
“Mass Appeal Madness” – Weekly column discussing everything from Hip-hop to Grindcore.

Freelance Writer │Other Publications (2001-2009)
Popular music reviews featured in publications, including URB Magazine, Global Hip Hop, American Music Press, Punk News, Metal UK and Cosmik Debris.


BA, English, Creative Writing – Seattle Pacific University, WA
Fiction Workshop (class) SPU, WA (2015)
Imaginative Writing (class) SPU, WA (2014)
Courses designed to develop creative vision and effective creative writing skills.