Benjamin Powers

“Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’" - Jef Mallet

Benjamin Powers is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. He writes about technology, privacy, policing, and the military for a number of different outlets

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Benjamin was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia,  and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.  His writing has appeared in over 20 different outlets, including  Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Pacific Standard, CityLab, Mother Jones, Complex, HuffPost, Paste Magazine, GOOD Magazine, OZY, and Medium, among others.  He writes about technology, policing, and the military, among other areas.  Benjamin is currently pursuing an MA at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY with a focus on audio reporting and producing.