Public Figure Profiles

Joshua Benton

Joshua Benton is an American journalist and writer. He is director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, which he founded in 2008.Before moving to Harvard, Benton was an investigative reporter and columnist for The Dallas Morning News and a staff writer for The Toledo Blade. He won numerous national awards for his reporting, most notably on education. He wrote a series of stories on cheating on Texas' state test, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, which led to state reforms and the permanent closure of the Wilmer-Hutchins Independent School District.He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a Pew Fellow in International Journalism at Johns Hopkins University, and a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii. At Yale University, he was editor-in-chief of The Yale Herald. Benton was also an early blogger at crabwalk.com.

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Some of their strengths

Joshua Benton has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Adventurous, Generous, Honest, Bold, Determined, and Courageous.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Joshua Benton is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Joshua Benton well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Joshua Benton as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Joshua Benton is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is active, giving, optimistic, and cheerful, and who possesses a charisma that attracts friends and admirers.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Joshua Benton tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Joshua Benton's challenges

While Joshua Benton has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Joshua Benton can be Stubborn, Complicated, Brusque, Impulsive, Careless, Relentless, and Inflexible.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Joshua Benton's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Relentless and Inflexible

Joshua Benton is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Joshua Benton also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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