Writer Bio

Joshua Brockman

Joshua Brockman is an accomplished writer and multimedia journalist whose stories have been published by NPR, The New York Times, and Smithsonian, among many other national publications and broadcast outlets.

From 2008 to 2011, he covered consumer business, technology, and the arts for NPR as a reporter and producer—writing stories and blog posts for NPR.org—and as a frequent contributor to Morning Edition and All Things Considered. During his tenure, Brockman conversed with Stevie Wonder about accessible technology, went shopping at a gun show in Virginia, and rode shotgun in the car that won the X Prize. He won accolades from colleagues and listeners nationwide for the humor and creative storytelling in his reports.

Brockman has also covered breaking news and feature stories on business, technology, and the arts for The New York Times since 2000. Previously, as a staff writer and columnist for the daily newspaper American Banker, he covered Wall Street and the financial industry.

His passion for whitewater and sea kayaking, hiking, and backcountry skiing has also informed his reporting, writing, and editing for some of the nation’s top outdoor adventure magazines including Outside, where, as a staff editor, he helped to polish some of the magazine’s most ambitious feature stories.

Over the past two decades, he’s covered stories all across the globe, from the Galápagos—where he explored remote islands on foot and by sea kayak to report on the archipelago’s efforts to create a new, sustainable tourism model to replace one that is decades old—to New York City, where he worked as a field producer for ABC News and on Saturday Night Live’s short-film unit.

Brockman is an instructor for The Poynter Institute’s News University and served as a Wharton MBA Writing Coach for the Wharton Communication Program.

A skilled digital photographer/videographer, he’s a graduate of Amherst College, where he majored in 20th-Century U.S. History, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.