I am a Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow at Mother Jones and a freelance writer.

I've reported or written for Observer.com, The Guardian, OxfordAmerican.org, Harpers.org, NBC News, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, North Carolina Health News, and The Millions. I've fact-checked pieces for the Oxford American, Harper's, and Mother Jones.

Before, I was an Associate Editor at the Arkansas Times, an alt-weekly in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 You can email me at: jrosenberg@motherjones.com

Arkansas Times

'Protect and serve' vs. 'patrol and control' in Little Rock -- As the Little Rock Police Department has increased traffic stops to crack down on crime, it says the stops can also be part of community policing. Others say it's akin to stop-and-frisk. (cover story, won Diamond Jouranlism award)

The post-prison license hurdle -- Arkansas is trying to make it easier for those released from ADC to get licenses and IDs. But challenges remain.

K2 in prison: widely available, difficult to detect and potentially deadly.  — The use of 'synthetic marijuana' is soaring in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Guards, inmates and even ADC emails say it is killing inmates. (cover story)

ADC can't retain guards -- More than a third of new hires in 2017 left before the year was up. The culture is the problem, former guards say.

A week at Midtown — Can a dive bar be reborn?  (cover story)

Downsizing dwindles -- A review of Alexander Payne's latest feature

Why Arkansas plans to kill eight men in 11 days — Under the guise of 'synthetic civility.' (cover story)


Oxford American 

Interview with comedian Rory Scovel

River Music (an interview with Jake Xerxes Fussell)



A Solid Night’s Sleep Is the New Luxury Good. Have Fun Affording It. (Feature)

The Millions

The Great Jester: On Simon Rich’s ‘Hits and Misses’

NBC News:

In New Bern, North Carolina, residents say Hurricane Florence made housing crisis worse

Thousands March in Boston for Counter-Protest to ‘Free Speech Rally’ 

The Guardian

Arkansas executions: 'I was watching him breathe heavily and arch his back'

Arkansas executions: death chamber evidence sought amid torture fears

Fourth and final Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams executed

Arkansas carries out first double execution in the US for 16 years

Arkansas executions: first prisoner killed after legal challenge fails


More from The Arkansas Times/ANNN

DHS rule change threatens disabled care

Arkansas-linked Charlottesville marcher identified, apologizes to those misidentified

Another lawsuit filed against ADC officials, former prison chaplain convicted of sexual assault at McPherson

Michael Reed, charged with knocking down 10 Commandments monument: 'I just couldn't help myself'

Three shots fired after Tucker Max breakout

More on the drugs Arkansas will use to kill seven

No life terms for minors

Campus carry bill passes Senate committee

Bill to provide parole hearings for offenders convicted as juveniles and serving life without parole sentences advances



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